Shannon Sharpe named a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009
Art Modell deserves to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his contributions to the league and before he passes away and is unable to be aware of this great acknowledgement from his peers.
Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas is among 25 semifinal candidates on the ballot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009.
The 25 semifinalists were chosen from a preliminary list of 133 nominees. The list will be reduced to 15 modern-era candidates, plus two Senior nominees, Bob Hayes and Claude Humphrey.
Thomas, who died in 2000, is a finalist for the fifth time.