Randy Moss in the Crosshairs

by Ryan on January 16, 2008

in Sports

Famed New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has an “order of protection“ slapped against him from an alleged altercation with a woman in Florida on January 6.  Moss is set to go to court on January 28, which happens to be the Monday before the Super Bowl if the Pats win this weekend at home against the underdog San Diego Chargers.

This has to be a major distraction for Moss, whose record-breaking 23 touchdown passes this season was followed up by a 1 catch night last Saturday in their game against the Jaguars.  Could it have been the triple coverage or something on his mind?  It’s hard to say.  He must have known about this before today.  The Pats don’t need any more motivation to win Sunday, but rallying around their teammate, who has truly turned over a new leaf this year, is sure to get them psyched for the game.

After it’s all said and done, however, Moss has not been charged with anything yet.  The woman in question has asked for payments of “six figures” due to the allegation, whose details have yet to be made public.  Sounds really fishy, but one never knows these days.  One thing is certain:  this will distract the Pats’ locker room going into Sunday’s Championship game.  It’s too bad the story of the game will be about Moss’ off-the-field behavior and not the on-the-field efforts every player.

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R1zzo23 January 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Nice write up. I don’t think that this incident had anything to do with Moss’ one catch game against the Jaguars. I think you hit a good point that the woman is asking for payments of six figures, yet won’t comment on exactly what happened. Seems to me someone is looking to extort Randy.

One thing is for sure: the team will not let this get in the way of game preparation, let alone anything that goes on out on the field. In fact, if the Chargers’ running their mouths wasn’t enough to get the Patriots psyched for this game (oh yeah, it’s also the AFC Title game), then to win for Moss is just another bullet in the Patriots’ chamber.

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