Former Jets and Patriots RB Curtis Martin was not one of the seven individuals who was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2011 on Saturday.
Martin, who was one of five first-year eligibles among the 15 modern-era finalists, released the following statement Saturday:
"I think the voting committee did a great job selecting the 2011 class. If I were a part of the committee I can't say that I would have voted any differently. I'm not being modest at all, but I truly don't feel that there's anyone in this year's class that I should have bested in the voting process. Of course I would have loved to get in this year but, number one the inductees truly deserved it, number two there's always next year! I thank you all for the recognition and congratulations to this year's inductees!"