NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL owners Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr. have been eliminated from consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Modell and DeBartolo were among 17 finalists for Canton, but they failed to make it to the deciding vote Saturday. Also eliminated were former players Tim Brown, Kevin Greene and Will Shields.
The class of 2013 will be picked from the remaining candidates, a group that includes coach Bill Parcells, Michael Strahan, Jonathan Ogden, Jerome Bettis, Cris Carter, Andre Reed and Charles Haley. An announcement is expected shortly.