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Football Hall of Famers join the push for commemorative coin
Portman and Renacci get backing from Swann, Little, Largent and the like
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Ohio's Sen. Portman and Congressman Renacci get the backing of Hall of Famers.
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A group of pro football hall of famers is adding its muscle to the push in Congress to authorize a Hall of Fame commemorative coin. 

Football standouts including Lynn Swann, Floyd Little and Steve Largent stood behind politicians including Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Jim Renacci today at the Capitol. They were all making the case for the U.S Mint to produce the coin, the proceeds of which would benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Portman says the coin would  honor work beyond that on the football field.

 

LISTEN: Portman makes the case for the HOF coin

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“Every one of these gentlemen behind me here is a role model for their hard work, their dedication, their commitment.  They do that off the field even today. They did it when they were players. They work with at risk kids, they work with educational programs sponsored by  the Hall of Fame. … So this is an opportunity to honor them and the good work that the hall does.”

The Hall of Fame is turning 50 this year, one reason Portman says the coin should be minted this year. The Hall draws about 200,000 visitors and about $30 million each year. Portman says the coin will cost taxpayers nothing.

 

Listener Comments:

Football does not need any more promotions.
It is to large already and is having a bad effect on our nation.
Have the nfl pay for all of this bul-crap and while your at it have them pay for their own player developement by getting this and the other major sports out of our educational systems!


Posted by: old man (western pa) on August 4, 2013 11:08AM
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