Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moss Returns to Minnesota

The New England Patriots traded wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Moss publicly expressed his discontent entering the final year of his contract last month.

Of course, Moss began his NFL career with the Vikings who drafted him in 1998. Moss playing with the Vikings through 2004. While in Minnesota, Moss was often questioned for his lack of hustle and was involved in a number of brushes with the law.

After two seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Moss was traded to the Patriots in 2007. He was part of a Patriots team that went 16-0 in the regular season. He caught what would have been a game winning touchdown with less than three minutes left in Super Bowl XLII. But fate would intervene on behalf of the New York Giants.

Until he sounded off last month, Moss largely kept out of trouble during his time with the Pats.

What is intriguing is that twenty-four hours earlier Senator Russ Feingold got into trouble with the NFL for using old footage of Moss in a Vikings uniform pretending to moon Green Bay Packers fan at Lambeau Field in a political ad. Feingold is, of course, the junior Senator from Wisconsin and is in a tough re-election fight against Republican Ron Johnson.

Well, I guess Moss will gather once again in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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