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Former NFL star Bosworth uses Twitter to right a wrong from three decades ago

It’s never too late to right an old wrong. Brian Bosworth, who was a talented but controversial NFL linebacker in the 1980s, last weekend took care of unfinished business off the field.

The incident began when the Seattle Seahawks announced that former player Bosworth – who played for the team for two seasons in the late 1980s before a career-ending injury – would be raising the Seahawks’ “12th man flag” in a traditional pregame ceremony before the team’s game with San Francisco, according to a story in Christian Headlines.


That sparked pushback from several fans, who remembered Bosworth as a self-centered player. Bosworth was an All-American linebacker at the University of Oklahoma and was drafted in the first round but made it clear he didn’t want to play for the Seahawks. Still, he eventually signed with the organization.

“I was a young mother working a job in retail when ‘Boz’ was playing for Seattle,” a woman named Tammy wrote on Twitter. “He came through my checkout line one day and was extremely rude. He actually said, ‘do you know who I am???’ I didn’t at the time, but I will never forget how he made me feel. Not a fan.”

Bosworth saw her Tweet and quickly responded, telling her he had changed.

Watch Bosworth speaking on his faith journey:

“So sorry that our interaction was unpleasant when I was young,” he wrote, “… back then I tended to be all about me & nothing about HIM … standing alone is being in darkness … being close to HIM life is very bright and full of Grace so our next interaction will be much brighter @Tammy80008759.”

Tammy saw Bosworth’s tweet and responded, “Thank you, Brian for taking the time to apologize, it means a lot to me. My dad, Pastor Red, was right about you changing and I can’t wait to call him and tell him about this. I am sorry for my harsh words.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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