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Richard Dent on HOF: 'I was patient'

Updated: February 9, 2011, 5:23 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Gratitude continued to flow from the podium at Halas Hall on Wednesday long after the press conference had come to an end.

Surely, reporters could wait for him to finish that extra few minutes. Richard Dent, a former Chicago Bears defensive end, earned them having gone through the Hall of Fame voting process nine times, including seven of the past eight years as a finalist, before finally gaining entrance.

"It took a little bit of time, but I was patient," ...

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