OJ Simpson should not be in the Baseball Hall of Fame for his football skills.
yes -- yes that recognition is for their SPORTS achievements not what they did after the fact.
What "allegations"? it's been proven that Rose bet on baseball, and not just once, but several times a day. Despite lying about his gambling for over 12 years, Pete now admits that he bet on baseball. That is in violation of Rule 21 which got him permanently suspended from MLB. Rule 21 does not make an exception for all-time hits leaders. MLB is not the Hall of Fame, but the Hall does have a rule that if you are permanently suspended from MLB, you may not stand for election to the HOF. Blame the Hall if you want for taking a cue from MLB, but Pete's actions are what got him suspended. He brought it on himself. I shed no tears for Pete. If at any point the Hall changes their eligibility rules, he may indeed be enshrined. But no one DESERVES to have the rules changed on their behalf.
As to OJ, he was enshrined by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are not affiliated with the Baseball Hall of Fame and you should ask them about their policies, which I have never studied as I have with baseball. I have no opinion on his continued presence in Canton.
No one deserves to be in any Hall of Fame.
I would put them each in the Hall Of Shame for their respective sport.
Pete Rose was caught gambling while he was still employed as a manager for the Reds. OJ Simpson committed his crimes long after he retired from football. I would pull OJ's bust, etc from the HOF if it were up to me.
Allegations? He confessed he gambled while managing. He should never sniff the hall of fame.
No. Charlie Hustle was his own worst enemy.
Rose has admitted to gambling on baseball so the "allegations" are fact.
Simpson is a dumb motherclucker but at least he was smart enough to wait until his playing days were over before reverting to ghetto mode.
That makes him smarter than Rose, but that's not saying much.