One would hope the House of Representatives has more important things to do than pore over Pro Football Hall of Fame voting, but former Colts General Manager Bill Polian is so upset about his wide receiver Marvin Harrison getting passed over that he believes a Congressional investigation may be warranted.
Polian told the Indianapolis Star that he finds it unbelievable that the Hall of Fame selection committee passed up on Harrison.
“In Marvin’s case,” Polian said, “if he doesn’t make it next year there ought to be a Congressional investigations. He belongs in there. I just can’t get my head around [Harrison not making it]. Marvin has to be in there.”
Polian also said it’s “disappointing” that former Colts coach Tony Dungy was voted down by the Hall of Fame selection committee. But Polian was pleased that Andre Reed, who played in Buffalo when Polian was the Bills’ general manager, made the Hall.
“Obviously I’m glad Andre made it,” Polian said. “I’m afraid if he didn’t get in this year, he would not have made it.”
And Polian is afraid that if Harrison doesn’t make it, the members of the selection committee will need to be hauled into a Congressional hearing. Which is probably a bit of an overreaction — even though Harrison does have a strong case for induction in Canton.