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Randy Moss wears tie with names of police brutality victims during Hall Of Fame induction

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Former NFL player Randy Moss wore a tie honoring victims of police brutality during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday.

Moss, a former wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots, sported the tie printed with the names of 12 black men and women killed by police.

He did not mention police brutality or the people listed on his tie during his acceptance speech, but told the NFL Network that he wore the tie to express solidarity with the families of victims.

“I’m not here voicing, but by these names on my tie at 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 to let these family members know they’re not alone,” he told the NFL Network following the ceremony.

{mosads}Moss also quoted the Spiderman movies, saying: “With great powers, comes great responsibility.”

The names on the tie included Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Sandra Bland — all were killed by police or died in custody in high-profile incidents that sparked protests nationwide and brought attention to police brutality.

The NFL has been at the center of controversy in the past year due to some players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and raise awareness about racial inequality.

The protests, started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, drew the ire of President Trump, who has repeatedly lashed out at NFL players and criticized the league for allowing the protests.

Kaepernick is now a free agent and has filed a grievance against the NFL alleging that team owners have colluded to prevent him from being hired.

The NFL announced a new policy earlier this year requiring players to stand for the anthem, but later reversed after facing a legal challenge from the NFL players’ union.

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