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Curtis Martin denied in Hall of Fame vote

Updated: February 6, 2011, 9:24 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

DALLAS -- Former New York Jets great Curtis Martin was snubbed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night in his first year of eligibility, creating a poetic possibility -- a Martin-Bill Parcells induction in 2012.

Martin will be a leading candidate next year, and Parcells -- his first NFL coach -- will be back on the ballot after a 10-year hiatus. If they both make it -- in a sense, they would be competing against each other -- it would create an unusual scene in Canton because ...

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