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Randy Moss in the Crosshairs

Posted by Ryan on January 16, 2008

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.

AP photo.

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