Randy Moss Wore The Names of 13 Police Brutality Victims at NFL Hall of Fame Induction
The NFL All-Timer brandishes a powerful statement under the golden coat.
Last night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed its new class of inductees, enshrining Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Terrell Owens, Jerry Kramer, Bobby Beathard, and Robert Brazile, with their own bronze busts and golden jackets.
Each speech attempted to reckon with the heaviness and desperation of the times in one way or another. But it was Randy Moss, that made explicit his support for the families of those slain by police. During his induction, the 6-time Pro Bowler wore a black tie with the names of 13 victims of police brutality: Greg Gunn, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Paul O’Neal, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Akiel Denkins, Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Brandon Glenn. See a photo of the tie below via Sports Illustrated.
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During his 17-minute speech, Moss added: “I’m not here voicing, but by having these names on my tie, in a big platform like the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country, and I just wanted these family members to know they’re not alone.” Watch the full speech above.