Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss got emotional on ESPN’s “NFL Countdown” Sunday morning during a panel discussion about race in the NFL.
Host Sam Ponder asked Moss how he might respond to a head coach who use racist language Like Los Angeles Raiders coach John Gruden mentioned in an email a decade ago to NFLPA executive director Demauris Smith, who is Black.
The 14-year-old NFL veteran talked about how “the color of my skin messed with his civil rights in high school.” Then his voice trembled when addressing what it would be like to play for an NFL coach who had done something similar.
“We talk about leadership. We give people these big contracts because they want to be able to lead 70 men, the coaches, equipment staff and managers to the No. 1 goal and that’s to win a championship,” Moss he said.
“And for us to go on and on and on… National Football League, it hurts me. The clock is ticking, man. I’m sorry.”