Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 9/24/12

Floyd Little and his presenter, son Marc Little, are introduced at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Scott Heckel)

In a series of tweets just before kickoff today, Sports Illustrated’s most celebrated writer Peter King released a series of tweets in response to Floyd Little’s claim in his newly released book Promises to Keep, that King called Little to tell him that he did not vote for him to make the Hall of Fame in 2010. Little was voted into the Hall in February of 2010 and inducted in August of 2010.

King, when prompted by a Denver Broncos fan on Twitter as to whether he had an response to Little’s comments from him book responded,

“It’s true that I told Floyd I didn’t vote for him, but I called him the night of the vote to say Jeff Legwold did the best job [that] I’d ever seen of presenting a candidate in the [Hall of Fame] room. I told him I thought he should know that. [I] told him congratulations, and said [that I wanted] to be fair, and I want[ed] to be honest, I didn’t vote for him. Under no [circumstances]  did I call him and do anything like taunt him or demean him for making the Hall. That’s what happened.“

Okay, a couple of things… Peter King must have one hell of an editor and two, good job Legwold! Things are looking up for guys like Rod Smith, Randy Gradishar and a host of other former Broncos that fans have been begging to get recognition over the last thirty or so years.

When pressed by another Twitter user as to whether King was calling Floyd a liar, King responded, “I just told you what happened, I have not read his book.”

If you are not aware of the back story here, Little has published a book called Promises to Keep in which he writes almost verbatim what King has just tweeted. For placement purposes Little writes that he was out to dinner celebrating is Hall of Fame announcement when he received the call from King. Cold.

Legwold must have done an incredible job though, because Little received 42 of 44 votes (only 36 are required).

There are many, many other eye opening stories inside of Little’s book and we suggest that any Denver fan check it out. Especially anyone that witness Little play as a Bronco on somewhere other than ESPN Classic. New fans should as well, some may learn that Little himself is the thank for keeping the Broncos alive as an organization. One season going as far as to sell tickets door-to-door.

Oh and publishers, feel free to send us some copies to give away to our readers…

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