Randy Moss Honors Police Brutality Victims During His Hall of Fame Induction

During his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss wore a tie with the names of a dozen victims of police brutality.

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During his Hall of Fame induction ceremony, former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss found a way to silently make a powerful political statement. As he gave his speech in Canton, Ohio on Saturday night, Moss sported a tie with the names of a dozen victims of police brutality, including Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Sandra Bland.

Moss, who’s best known for his history-making years playing for the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, later explained his sartorial statement during an interview on the NFL Network after the ceremony.

“What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone,” Moss said. “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.”

Moss’ silent statement was a bold one, especially with the NFL's decision to essentially suppress player’s ability to protest police brutality.

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