Randy Moss Makes Political Fashion Statement During Hall Of Fame Speech

Saturday’s Pro Football Hall Fame was obviously focused on achievements within the realm the sport. Still, one honoree found a way to make a subtle political statement. Former wide receiver, Randy Moss, chose to wear a tie that bore a lot meaning for the occasion. Instead being etched with the markings a logo, the tie was stitched with the names slain Black Americans, mostly young men who were killed by law enforcement.

Moss revealed his intentions in wearing the political statement during an interview with the NFL network.

The names he wore for the occasion included Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Paul O’Neal, Greg Gunn and more. Even though his fashion was expressing a very important message about police brutality, Ross chose to let those names speak for themselves and opted to focus his 17-minute speech on his family and his West Virginian upbringing.

Terrell Owens Sending Custom Shoes To Fellow Hall Of Fame Inductees

Terrell Owens won’t be attending the Pro Football Hall Fame ceremony in Canton, Ohio next month, but he still plans to celebrate the momentous occasion with his fellow Class 2018 inductees. 

Owens took to social media yesterday to reveal custom Vans slip-ons for Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Jerry Kramer, Bobby Beathard and Robert Brazile, to commemorate their enshrinement. You can check out a preview the kicks, created by @InkYourShoes, in the posts embedded below.

T.O’s kind gesture came on the same day that Hall Fame executive director Joe Horrigan told the Talk Fame Sports Network that Owens would not be acknowledged during the ceremony, since he has decided to decline the invitation. 

Owens had previously announced that he wouldn’t be attending the event, saying he’d rather celebrate elsewhere. He released a statement that reads, “While I am incredibly appreciative this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton,” Owens said in a statement released Thursday. “… After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one the most memorable days my life, elsewhere.”

Terrell Owens Won't Be Honored At Hall Of Fame Ceremony

If Terrell Owens doesn’t want to show up to his Pro Football Hall Fame induction, then the Pro Football Hall Fame won’t acknowledge him during enshrinement weekend in Canton, Ohio next month. Last month, the star wide receiver declined his invitation to the Hall Fame ceremony, announcing that he’d rather celebrate one the most memorable days his life elsewhere.

As a result, the Hall will focus on those who will be in attendance, such as Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis and Randy Moss.

That said, Horrigan says Owens’ name will be included when the whole class is announced, and his photograph will appear in materials about the Hall Fame weekend. As for the commemorative gold jacket that is traditionally presented at the ceremony – Owens’ will reportedly be mailed to him first thing Saturday morning.

A third-round draft selection the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, T.O. ranks eighth all time in receptions (1,078), second in receiving yards (15,934) and third in receiving touchdowns (153). After spending the first eight seasons  his 15-year NFL career in San Fran, Owens moved on to the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

He was voted into the Hall in February, along with Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Jerry Kramer, Bobby Beathard and Robert Brazile. The Pro Football Hall Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 4 at 7:00pm ET.