Robert Kraft makes case for Ty Law, Richard Seymour to get into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ryan Hannable
February 02, 2019 - 9:04 am

ATLANTA — It’s election Saturday.

The Hall of Fame voters will decide on up to five people to make up the 2019 Hall of Fame class. Two former members are finalists — cornerback Ty Law and defensive end Richard Seymour.

Speaking Wednesday following Roger Goodell’s state of the league address, Patriots owner Robert Kraft made his case for both players.

“Well, if there are any voters here, I know it is Saturday, I looked at previous situations and four our core group of guys to do what they have done, and having Richard Seymour and Ty Law up, I think we are the only team to have performed the way that it has performed and not have any players in,” he said. “I really hope Saturday that changes. I know I am not objective, but the role that Richard played in those first three Super Bowls, and Ty Law, was unbelievable. So, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”

Law was a finalist last year, while this is Seymour’s first.

The other finalists are: Isaac Bruce, Edgerrin James, Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, Steve Atwater, Champ Bailey, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Don Coryell, Tony Boselli and Steve Hutchinson.

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