Eddie DeBartolo, Charles Haley Finalists for HOF


Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo revealed last month that ex-49ers pass rusher Charles Haley had asked him to speak on his behalf should Haley gain entrance to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Now the question becomes: Who would induct Eddie?

Haley and DeBartolo were named among 15 finalists for the Hall's 2014 class.

Between four and seven of the nominees will be enshrined after the Feb. 1 vote takes place. Other finalists include Michael Strahan, Tony Dungy, John Lynch, Walter Jones, Marvin Harrison, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis.

Also among the 15 is another ex-49ers pass rusher in Kevin Greene, who racked up 10.5 of his 160 career sacks in his lone 1997 campaign in San Francisco.

Haley finished his 13-year career with 100.5 sacks, spending eight seasons with the 49ers.

DeBartolo owned the team during each of its five successful Super Bowl seasons.


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