He even told a story about how there were people in the Tigers' organization that were convinced they would get Rendon in the Doug Fister trade this offseason.
ESPN reporter/analyst Tim Kurkjian, a Hall voter for more than two decades, said: "It doesn't change how I view him. I think he did something and they just couldn't prove it. I think most rational people look at it that way. I was going to vote for him anyway."