But many best remember him for a high-profile sexual assault trial at the end of his career. A girl who was 17 at the time accused him of assaulting her in a bathroom during a post-prom party at a friend's home in April 2000.
Chmura was acquitted in February 2001 and retired from football four months later.
"Quite honestly, yes, that off-the-field incident -- which he was acquitted of -- that was discussed," Gage told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "But that was some time ago. And these are things you can't hang around people's necks forever."
Although the Packers Hall of Fame is located at Lambeau Field, it operates as a nonprofit corporation independent from the team. Gage said the nine-member selection committee meets once or twice a year to vote on potential candidates.
Chmura caught 188 passes for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns during his career in Green Bay.
"We're going with the Packers player we know," Gage said.
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