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The debate comes up every year around Memorial Day: Should Pat Tillman be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Peter King says no and presented his case in a column on SI.com. Here are a few of his reasons:

 

*The Pro Football Hall of Fame is for what men do on the football field.

*In the 90-year history of the NFL, 24 young men who played in the league died serving the U.S. Google Bob Kalsu, the Bills lineman who died in Vietnam. If Tillman goes in, should the other 23 also be enshrined?

*Why should only veterans who died be admitted to Canton? What about those who may have served valiantly as fighter pilots in World War II and came home, or infantrymen who fought in Vietnam, or ... you get the picture.

Do you agree with King, or do you think Tillman is Hall of Famer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 
August 4, 2010  10:32 AM ET
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Tillman was neither a HOF player nor is he a hero. What he did was stupid, not brave. Not everyone who joins the military is a hero and to say so disparages everyone who ever fought. The cause was not just. The war was not necessary. His accomplishments were not noteworthy. All he accomplished was to give his family a dead father and husband, when he could have been supporting them back home.

I am sure you sleep comfortably at night, with no fears though. Of course he was brave, would you go to Afghanistan to fight? I didn't think so.

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