Bettis Names Steelers Fan Brother as HOF Presenter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette’s, Ed Bouchette reports that Jerome Bettis has chosen his brother John Bettis III to present him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.
“My brother has been the biggest Steeler fan in the world since we were kids,’’ Bettis told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday. “All he wanted was for me to play for the Steelers and when that opportunity came there was nobody happier than my brother.
“He’s been my biggest fan, my biggest supporter my entire career.”
Bettis picks brother to induct him into HOF
Bettis said his father, John Bettis II, who died in 2006, would have been his first choice, but his brother is more than willing to make the introduction.
“He’s told me on a couple occasions he wants to step in in my father’s stead and present me in my father’s place. He also says, we got the same name so it’s close. That’s why [I chose] my brother, there is nobody more deserving than my brother.”
Regardless of who is presenting Jerome Bettis in the 2015 NFL Hall of Fame, we can all definitely agree that it is an honor well overdue.
Congratulations once again to “The Bus”!