Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Two different hall of fames. Baseball HoF is notorious for using off-field issues to deny players entry, even having years when nobody enters (like this year).
Football HoF, on the other hand, normally focuses only on careers. Guys like Lawrence Taylor were widely known to have some serious off-field issues, but that did not keep them out of the HoF. I'm not 100% positive, but I think the football HoF has a requirement for minimum number of players inducted every year. As you know, the annual HoF induction is a big part of kicking off the NFL season in August, so they would look pretty bad from a PR perspective if nobody was getting in.
I don't disagree, from a PR standpoint.
But LT wasn't really outed for being a drug head until years later, isn't that right? Could be wrong on that one.
Knowing someone was doing drugs years after they're out of the league isn't really the same thing as knowing they were doing drugs while they're still playing the game. JMO.