Charles Haley Rings Hollow
Owner Jerry Jones’ third pick, Charles Haley, not so much.
Haley was by most accounts a rude, off-putting, divisive jerk with a penchant for masturbating at the oddest moments.
Haley’s social lapses are part of what made him a ferocious defensive end, and on talent alone he deserves plenty of awards. I loved watching him play. He’d take a low angle, deliver a forearm shiver, and blow past his blocker with amazing speed on his way to sacking another quarterback.
But that doesn’t warrant induction into a ring noted for its “honor.”
Honor goes beyond sacks and stats. It reflects character. Respect. Integrity.
Who’s next for the Ring? Lance Rentzel?
But here’s the real kicker — Haley played more seasons for the San Francisco 49ers than he did in Dallas.
And after he left the Cowboys, he went back and finished his career with the 49ers, which if you’ll remember was our ARCH FRICKIN’ RIVAL back then.
Put him the Hall of Fame. Elect him president for all I care. But don’t put him in the Ring of Honor.