Randy Moss Explains Why He Wore Tie Featuring Names of African Americans Killed By Police


When Randy Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend, it wasn’t just his gold jacket and nostalgia of the superstar’s career that sent social media into a frenzy.

It was his tie.

Moss wore a black tie featuring the names of 12 African Americans inscripted in gold lettering. The individuals — most of whom were killed by police — were the following: Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Akiel Denkins, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Greg Gunn, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Paul O’Neal, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Alton Sterling.

In an interview with Jason Reid of ESPN’s The Undefeated, Moss explained why he wore the tie, something he didn’t address during his inductory speech.

“My intention was not to divide,” Moss told Reid. “We’re divided enough. My intention was to love. I just…

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