Randy Moss tells young inmates: 'I've been there'

SALEM, W.Va. (AP) -- Randy Moss told a group of young inmates he can relate to the poor choices that landed them in prison.

Moss spoke to about 150 inmates Wednesday at the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth in Harrison County.

The Tennessee Titans wide receiver mentioned a fight with another student at DuPont High that cost him a scholarship at Notre Dame. While at Florida State, he failed a drug test, never played a down and landed in a Charleston jail in 1996 for violating probation.

He took two college courses as part of his work-release program and transferred the credits to Marshall University, where he became a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1997.

The Associated Press reports Moss encouraged the inmates to walk away from violent situations.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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