Randy Moss, Shannon Sharpe don’t see eye to eye

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Terrell Owens won’t be attending the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony next month. But Randy Moss will be there. And if Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe also attends, it could get interesting. Or awkward. Or both.

Moss on Thursday evening tweeted this message at 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 dont have ur # and I’m not here 4 the trolls but if u do PLS lmk!!!”

(In non-Twitterspeak: “Do you have a problem with me? Every time you mention me, it’s always negative. I’m trying to live in peace, but it seems since you have a national spotlight, you’re always bashing. What do you get out of that? I don’t have your number, and I’m not here for the trolls but if you do, please let me know.”)

Said Sharpe in response: “IF* you want to discuss ‘ANYTHING’ with me? You can easily get my contact info since we know some of the same ppl.”

It’s unclear what prompted Moss to engage Sharpe publicly. But Sharpe has had plenty of things to say about Moss in the past; earlier this year, Sharpe pointed to Randy’s off-field issues when discussing whether he’ll become a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

And, yes, Moss had some off-field issues. At the NFL level, he was arrested for bumping a traffic control officer with his car. At the college level, he was kicked out of Florida State after admitting to smoking marijuana while serving a 30-day work-release prison term. At the high school level, Moss faced criminal charges after a fight left a fellow student seriously injured, and Notre Dame thereafter yanked his scholarship.

Of course, that all pales in comparison to the situation faced by fellow 2018 first-ballot Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, a player Sharpe once cartoonishly defended only months after Lewis had been charged with double murder and eventually pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

“Why can’t we just — you all just can’t move on?” Sharpe told the media regarding Lewis in the days prior to Super Bowl XXXV. “Just give him his credit. He’s been exonerated of all charges — all charges.

“Listen, if they thought they had something on this man, you don’t plea with a man that you think committed double murder. I can assure you. Did they do that with Rae Carruth? Did they plea anything? You don’t plea to a man with that. And all he had to do was, what? $100 court cost — in court costs. That’s all he had to pay. They plead this man because you know why? They know they didn’t have a case. They knew they had made a mistake, but they could not come out and say it publicly that they’d made a mistake. They made a terrible judgment in error. That’s what they did.

“[N]ot one time have you mentioned anything about the Giants in the Super Bowl or the Ravens in the Super Bowl,” Sharpe said. “Well, Ray, what was it like when you were in jail? Ray, what was it like? What the hell do you think it was like? The man was fighting for his life.”

Of course, two men had fought for, and lost, their lives during an encounter with Lewis and others in Atlanta a year earlier. And with everyone involved in the encounter committed to saying nothing, it becomes very difficult to prove that any one of them did it.

Moss may find himself justifiably focusing on the contrast between Sharpe’s criticism of Moss and Sharpe’s over-the-top defense of Lewis as the Hall of Fame enshrinement approaches. And it probably would be wise for ESPN and NFL Network to keep a camera or two trained on Moss, Lewis, and Sharpe when they interact in Canton.

53 responses to “Randy Moss, Shannon Sharpe don’t see eye to eye

  1. Yes I think we are officially entered the era where modern day players are being inducted, and all the baggage that comes with them.

  2. Actually Shannon they let Ray Ray plead out because he ratted out his friends and couldnt “find” the white suit he was wearing when the double murders took place. Rats get plea deals all the time. It doesnt mean theyre innocent or not guilty. It means theyre sewer rats that will do anything to save their own hides. Hard to believe you’d publicly defend a 2x killer and trash Moss.

  3. I’ve enjoyed Moss on the rare occasion I tuned into ESPNs MNF coverage. Love the Moss/Wood/Hasselbeck pairing.

    Shapre is intolerable. Always was, always will be.

  4. Thank you for the twitter translation. The HOF and Owens are both jokes and I’m glad they are embarrassing themselves.

  5. Can you imaging listening to a conversation between Shannon Sharpe and Ray Lewis? Both men are barely coherent as it is.
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    I can actually.

    Everytime I read one of tylaws posts…

  6. Sharpe is the one who started off his Hall of Fame speech mentioning that he was supposed to have a time limit and his response was “No chance”. What a disrespectful douche.

  7. Just goes to show media hypocrisy that TO was made to wait for the HOF and bashed on the way in, while Moss and Ray Ray weren’t smeared on the way in. What Ray did was far worse, and Randy “play when I wanna play” Moss was considered just as cancerous while playing. He supposedly quit on the Raiders entirely.

  8. aarons444 says:
    July 13, 2018 at 11:05 am
    Can you imaging listening to a conversation between Shannon Sharpe and Ray Lewis? Both men are barely coherent as it is.
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    I can actually.

    Everytime I read one of tylaws posts…

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    I’m not sure he is incoherent…..he is just a really….really….whiny Lefty from MA…..and he gives the rest of Pats fans a really bad look.

    But I get your point.

  9. Sharpe and Moss are talking heads. If you add in Peter King the trifecta of football idiots would be complete.

  10. Can you imaging listening to a conversation between Shannon Sharpe and Ray Lewis? Both men are barely coherent as it is.

    Careful NHPutz your bigotry is showing again…..not a surprise from a Trump supporter.

  11. nhpats says:
    July 13, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Can you imaging listening to a conversation between Shannon Sharpe and Ray Lewis? Both men are barely coherent as it is.
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    What is truly unfathomable is they are both getting paid handsomely to be incoherent to a national audience. How the decision makers at multiple and distinctly separate media entities believe that any of us can understand either of them any better than they do remains a mystery.

  12. crik911 says:

    Stupid packer fan. That is Sterling not Shannon…

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    For the record, he is a Vking fan. I would say Stupid Viking fan but then I would be redundant.

  13. Donte Stallworkth is called a murderer without any remorse from many people on this comment list, too. He hit a pedestrian with his vehicle. The pedestrian, a man, walked out directly in front of his vehicle, not the fault of the driver AT ALL. Witnesses on the scene, Donte pulls over immediately. Standard DUI test after pedestrian fatality results in him testing over the legal limit. So he goes from not even getting a ticket, because the pedestrian walked out in front of him, to being considered a murderer because he was over the legal limit. I am not condoning drinking and driving, but don’t you those of you that have ever possibly been over the legal limit feel a little bad for calling Stallworth a murderer. What does this have to do with RL? If you want to tell me that Ray knew which guys in his group were involved and he did not divulge that info to the police, I agree. Anything more than that I think you should read more details about that event, too. Particularly if you are comfortable calling him a murderer.

  14. Does anybody actually believe this is real? These media loudmouths realize they can only get attention by creating fake controversies. Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless wouldn’t have jobs without it.

    I need to hit!

  15. Moss is the best. I’ve listened to Sharpe on his TV show and he is in Owens’ corner. He has tried to make the case that Owens is the best of the two, which it’s all debatable. I think Moss is the best WR ever, but won’t post a dissertation on here on why I think that. I’ll leave it that not everyone would agree with me and that’s fine. I would try to get back to the point, but I don’t think there is one.

  16. whatjusthapped says:
    July 13, 2018 at 11:56 am
    crik911 says:

    Stupid packer fan. That is Sterling not Shannon…

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    For the record, he is a Vking fan. I would say Stupid Viking fan but then I would be redundant.
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    Thanks, you saved me the trouble in having to point this out.
    And your post couldn’t be any more spot on.

    On a side note, though I would never try disagree that Moss was an otherworldly talent at wide receiver, he was a complete AssHat on and off the field.
    And it always makes me laugh at the Barney fans that consider Aaron Rodgers as unbearably arrogant, yet will turn around and laud this jerk.

  17. How is Sharpe in the Hall of Fame? Maybe something like the Packer Hall of Fame sure, bu the real one?
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    Since Terrell Davis is in the Hall, Sterling certainly deserves consideration.

    He was every bit as dominant for the same period of time.

    Longer career overall.

  18. What is truly unfathomable is they are both getting paid handsomely to be incoherent to a national audience. How the decision makers at multiple and distinctly separate media entities believe that any of us can understand either of them any better than they do remains a mystery.

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    It is shameful that someone claiming to be a veteran would have such a bigoted view, but then again you are from NE …..is there something in the water that makes people up there become bigots.

  19. Sharpe should be thankful Gary Anderson missed that field goal in 98 or Moss would have torched that broncos old, slow secondary.

  20. Ok if you girls have a problem let’s not be political. Put on the gloves or not but settle it. We will call it if one of your breaks a nail..

  21. While BOTH Moss & T.O. Were cancers in their own way, I’m way more of a Moss fan…..They were both great for sure but Moss transcended the position & game…..I feel blessed to have seen him play while only happy to have seen T.O. play…..
    It still blows my mind to think about what Moss COULD HAVE DONE if he had either Rice’s or T.O’s work ethic…..& a team 1st attitude…..
    The records would NEVER HAVE BEEN TOUCHED!!!!! T.O., same cant be said about him…..

  22. Sharpe should be thankful Gary Anderson missed that field goal in 98 or Moss would have torched that broncos old, slow secondary.
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    The Vikes run D gave up 246 rushing yards to the Bucs in a game that season.

    Think they were stopping TD?

  23. Watch Rand University, it’s an excellent ESPN 30 for 30 about Moss’s life and career, it will give you a little insight before you judge the things he’s done on and off the field.

  24. Sort of related since it’s Twitter. What if Twitter purged all the accounts of people who can’t write a simple sentence resembling English?

  25. taintedsaints2009 says:
    July 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    Sharpe should be thankful Gary Anderson missed that field goal in 98 or Moss would have torched that broncos old, slow secondary.
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    There you have it, Folks!
    Yet another Barney woulda, coulda, shoulda Championship!
    Classic!

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