By:Marvin Chambers:|4.0 Sports Media
This past weekend, one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Randy “The Freak” Moss finished his career with 982 catches, 15,292 receiving yards, and 156 touchdowns, accumulated across 14 seasons with the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Titans, and 49ers.
Randy Moss became another athlete who is following suit by using his platform afforded to him at the Hall. Moss discussed “Faith, family, and football”as the speedy receiver was inducted to the Holy Grail of football (Pro Football Hall of Fame).
Moss didn’t talk about his past accolades and accomplishments but he let his tie do all the talking for him. Moss an NFL analyst for ESPN had 12 names embroidered on his tie of black men and women whom were killed by police or died in police custody-the black tie in gold script read: Greg Gunn, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Paul O’ Neal, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Akiel Denkins, Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin.
Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in Florida, who was later found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter by a six-person jury in Samford, Florida.
“We all have kids. We’ve watched Spiderman before. Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, With great power comes great responsibility.”
Moss did not mention the victims or police brutality in his HOF speech but he went into details about it on the NFL network after the ceremony.”I wanted to be able to express with my tie to let these families know that they’re not alone.”
On the biggest platform where everybody came to celebrated Moss, he didn’t make it about him but he made America aware of the social injustices and bigotry in our society. Moss is more than HOF player, he is HOF human being.