Randy Moss was released by the Minnesota Vikings after being signed less than a month ago. According to Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports, Moss’ behavior was a factor in the decision to place the future Hall of Famer on waivers. Silver reported that Moss threw a temper tantrum about the food that was served to him after the Vikings’ practice on Friday. Tinucci’s Restaurant of St. Paul was serving the Viking players lunch when Moss said, “What the [expletive]? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn’t feed this to my dog!”
Restaurant owner Gus Tinucci said two Vikings employees later apologized for Moss’ remarks and that it wasn’t out of the ordinary for Moss to say that.
Tinucci told USA Today a member of the Vikings’ staff said: “Don’t worry about it, Gus, he’s an (expletive). He’s done this every time we’ve had food.”
One person who did not think it was a laughing matter was quarterback Brett Favre: “If (Brett) Favre would have had a ball, he would have beaned him right in the head,” Tinucci said. “Favre looked at him like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ “
Tinucci does not expect Moss’ remarks to interfere with him being invited back again to cater the Vikings’ practices, as he has already done it on more than one occasion.
As for Moss, he will test his luck on waivers.
Although Randy Moss asked for a trade from the New England Patriots at the start of the season, fans were still shocked when the Patriots got rid of their star player. Now more information is surfacing about the straw, or hair, that broke the camel’s back.
During last week’s Monday Night football game against the Miami Dolphins, Moss had a blowup during half-time. Pats QB Tom Brady confronted Moss about his attitude, and the altercation escalated to about the men’s hair. Brady told Moss to shave his beard, and Moss chirped back for Brady to cut his girly hair.
Moss’ new team the Minnesota Vikings will play the NY Jets tomorrow on Monday Night Football.
Who to know: Randy Moss, Tom Brady, Brett Favre
What to know: Randy Moss traded from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings for a third round draft pick
Why you need to know it: Moss is a 7-time Pro Bowler receiver who was in the final year of his contract with New England. After the Pats gave Brady a contract but not Moss, the future Hall of Famer asked to be traded. Before the start of the season Moss said, “”When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted. I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down.”
Someone who did want Moss was Minnesota Vikings’ QB Brett Favre. Favre was instrumental in getting Moss to come back to the team that drafted him and where he started his career. The Vikings were a Super Bowl favorite but are 1-2. Part of the reason for Minnesota’s rough start are injuries to their recovers. Pro Bowler Sidney Rice is out for the first 6-weeks with a hip injury, and Percy Harvin is day to day with migraine headaches. The Vikings play the NY Jets on Monday night, and Moss is expected to be in a purple and gold uniform.
Randall Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall University.
Moss played the first seven years of his career in Minnesota before a trade in 2005 brought him to the Oakland Raiders. On April 29, 2007, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick. On October 6, 2010, Moss returned to the Vikings in a trade from the Patriots. Moss holds the NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998).
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