The ceremony could have had drama even without the presence of T.O. Moss and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe have had somewhat of a beef. It came to a head Thursday night when Moss tweeted a message to Sharpe.
“DO U HAVE A PROB WIT ME? everytime u mention me its ALWAYS negative!! I’m trying to live in peace but it seems since u have a national spotlight ur always bashing. what do u get outta tht?? I don’t have ur # and I’m not here for 4 the trolls but if u do PLS lmk!!!” the tweet said.
Sharpe, who is not known for mincing words, responded with “IF* you want to discuss ‘ANYTHING’ with me.? You can easily get my contact info since we know some of the same ppl.”
The two Hall of Famers eventually did get a chance to speak to one another directly. Thankfully, they were able to resolve their differences as evidenced by a tweet Sharpe sent Friday.
“Just got off the phone with @RandyMoss. Had a great conversation and provided context on why I mentioned his name yesterday. I believe misunderstandings/disagreements can be handled thru civil conversation #EightyFourClub #GoldJacketToGoldJacket,” Sharpe tweeted.
Moss also took to Twitter to say the conflict has been resolved.
“@ShannonSharpe So glad real men can talk it out. glad we talked and thank u #Brotherhood,” Moss tweeted.
Sharpe, who has co-hosted “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” with Skip Bayless since 2016, discussed Moss’ chances of being a first-ballot Hall of Famer earlier this year. He discussed Moss’ off-the-field issues as a means why he believed he would be kept out. Sharpe also said he would rather have Owens as a teammate, citing a 2001 statement Moss when said, “I play when I want to play.”
Moss did get into the Hall of Fame the first time his name appeared on the ballot. His 15,292 receiving yards ranks fourth in NFL history and his 156 receiving touchdowns are second only to Jerry Rice’s 197. Moss owns or shares more than 20 NFL receiving records including most touchdowns in a rookie season (17-1998) and most touchdowns in a season (23-2007).
Moss played 16 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco 49ers. He was hired by Fox Sports 1 as an analyst after his retirement. He has been an analyst with ESPN since 2016.
– Curtis Rawls is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL, the New York Giants, and the NBA. Please like and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter. Curtis can be followed on Twitter @CuRawls203.