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Randy Moss shares funny story of how he became a Patriot

Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2018 - 8:00 am

It’s been over 10 years since the Patriots acquired Randy Moss via trade with the Raiders during the 2007 draft, but the the story of how it went down is still a funny one to this day.

On a Pro Football Hall of Fame conference call Monday, Moss explained how it all went down from his perspective.

“I went down to Houston, Texas, for a charity event. The draft was Saturday. I didn’t really pay any [attention] to the draft and the next day was Sunday,” Moss said. “I remember we were about to go into a club and my phone rings. I pick it up and the man says on the other line, ‘It’s Coach Belichick,’ so I hang up the phone.”

“So then when he called me back, I kind of felt small, I apologized and everything — I felt bad because it really was him,” he continued. “And he just told me briefly, ‘The Raiders want to trade you, you have by 10 o’clock to get up here or the trade is voided.’ So, to put all that in a nutshell, I hang up, got my pilots together and made sure they had enough sleep, and got my behind up there to Foxborough.”

Even though he had some special moments in New England, he said that was his favorite moment of all.

“That was the best feeling I could have had to have Bill Belichick call me and tell me I was going to be a New England Patriot,” said Moss. “Because I didn’t know where I was going after Oakland. Was I going to hang it up or what?”

Moss will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 4.

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