January 9th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

Baseball Hall of Fame Shutout: "I did not vote for him," says Sports Illustrated Tom Verducci

For the first time since 1996 the baseball writers of America decided not to elect any players to the baseball hall of fame. Not one player got the necessary 75% of the vote.

Baseball writers balk at Hall of Fame class of '13

The 2013 ballot included notable players like all-time home-run champ Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens. Because of their link to steroids, Bond and Clemens were rejected from the hall of fame.

Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci did not vote for Bond or Clemens and tells Erin Burnett that he could not support any player who used steroids.

"I can not endorse someone's steroids use on any level whether they used in year one or year 19 in a 19 year career," Verducci said.

OutFront tonight: Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated.

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