Was Steve Smith’s Hall of Fame Nomination a Mix-up?
Who’ll call foul? Many football fans have noted that one of the 108 new nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former Giants receiver Steve Smith, is unusually underqualified, with 2,641 career receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Anyone can nominate players, but the Hall’s “fan vote” website has a photo of the other Steve Smith, who racked up nearly 15,000 receiving yards and 81 touchdowns with the Panthers and Ravens, but won’t be eligible until 2021. Nobody’s saying — yet — whether this was an administrative fumble.