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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Carter snub theories

Why wasn't former Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter selected as one of the players for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer?

According to some voters who were in the room Saturday, there were two main reasons:

1.) An aggressive, grass-roots lobbying effort on behalf of former Redskins wide receiver Art Monk, who made it on his eighth (and possibly final) try.

2.) An attitude that Carter, while worthy, wasn't a first-ballot Hall of Famer, as someone who put up great numbers but never played in a Super Bowl.

Like former Vikings guard Randall McDaniel, those voters said Carter is sure to get in eventually, perhaps as soon as next year.


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