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Drew Pearson says it ‘broke my heart’ not being included in 2020 Hall of Fame Class

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The NFL recently revealed its 2020 Hall of Fame class and while some players have got to relive their dream of making it, others will have to wait another year to get their name called. Among this year’s notable snubs was former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson.

Pearson was understandably upset when he found out he did not make the cut, via Jonah Javad of WFAA:

“They broke my heart. They broke my heart,” Pearson said, in what appears to be a house full of friends and supporters and at least one television camera. “And they did it like this. They strung it out like this.”

Pearson’s reaction is certainly understandable considering he has long been waiting to hear his name be called. His comments indicate that he was not pleased with the process of all the build-up only to be let down.

Pearson is a four-time All-Pro, three-time Pro Bowler, and a Super Bowl champion. His efforts landed him on the All-Decade Team for the 1970s and he remains as the only member of the first team that still has yet to make it to Canton despite finishing his illustrious career with 489 receptions for 7,822 yards and 48 touchdowns.

Most of the headlines surrounding this year’s induction have mostly been in a positive light with names like Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher finally getting some recognition for what they did. Unfortunately, the video on Drew Pearson shows that this dream is still not realized for many who are patiently waiting for their time to come.