Chargers will let fans pick next member of Hall of Fame

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Whenever a debate emerges regarding the process for determining membership in a Hall of Fame, one important constituency rarely receives significant consideration.

The fans.

The Chargers, for the first time in team history, will give fans the keys to the HOF car, allowing visitors to the team’s website to vote on the former player to be inducted.  Voting is open through September 17, and the induction will occur during the team’s November 25 home game against the Ravens.

The choices for the 36th member of the franchise’s Hall of Fame are punter Darren Bennett, running back Natrone Means, and receiver Anthony Miller.

With all due respect to the trio of finalists, if those are the three possible choices for the team’s all-time Hall of Fame, maybe the Chargers should stand pat on 35.