It was a memorable night within the NFL world, especially because of Edgerrin James‘ unforgettable speech.
James received his gold jacket and got a first look at his Hall of Fame bust during the enshrinement ceremony on Saturday. Afterwards, he delivered some powerful remarks in which he discussed his signature dreadlocks and gold teeth.
“People looked at my gold teeth and dreads and were shocked and surprised I had never been arrested or spent time in jail,” James said Saturday night. “Some people told me that you can’t have gold teeth and dreads and be accepted in the NFL, but I never listened. I always knew who I was: A great football player, a great father, a proud Black man, a lion, and this was my mane, which many of those doubters later discovered once they got to know the real me. Times have changed. Look around the league.”
James wrapped things up with a powerful comment about how he started his career and how it ended.
“My career started with gold teeth and ended with this gold jacket,” James continued.
Take a look.
“My career started with gold teeth, and ended with this Gold Jacket.” – Edgerrin James
📺: #PFHOF20 Enshrinement on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/f19VikWrKJ
— NFL (@NFL) August 7, 2021
It doesn’t get much better than that. Congratulations, Edgerrin James!
It was a special night, in particular, for the Indianapolis Colts. James joined Peyton Manning in the world of the NFL’s living legends. The two will be forever immortalized at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
James’ speech, in the meantime, is going to be remembered for a long time.
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