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Thursday, May 24, 2018

NFL writers argue on Twitter over Charles Haley snub

Charles Haley

One of the more controversial players when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame debate is Charles Haley.

Haley has been a finalist for the Hall of Fame the past five season but has not made it into Canton despite having a resume that seems worthy of induction. Haley played 13 seasons and won five Super Bowls, made five Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro twice. He had 100.5 career sacks, including 16 in 1990. But he has not made the Hall, and most believe it’s because he was such a disliked player who was equally disrespectful to teammates and the media, according to most accounts.

After Haley was left out of the Hall once again, longtime Dallas Cowboys beat reporter Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram went off on the snub, which he chalked up to a bias on the part of the writers who vote for the honor. Jason Cole, who has written for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald and Yahoo! Sports and who votes for the Hall, disputed Hill’s contention that it was a matter of writer bias at play.

The result was a long dispute on Twitter where accusations were thrown about and the race card was played. You can read it all below:

Clarence Hill Jason Cole twitter

There’s more of the Twitter fight between Hill and Cole that you can read on page 2.

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