HIS MOTOR IS ALWAYS RUNNING: Randy Moss spent the night in jail facing a possible felony charge after being arrested for allegedly pushing a traffic agent a half-block with his car. The arrest could keep the Minnesota Vikings’ star receiver out of the team’s game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
What’s really astonishing is Moss’s previous rap sheet, as this Yahoo Sports article demonstrates:
He squirted a referee with a water bottle in 1999 — which resulted in a $25,000 fine from the NFL — and verbally abused corporate sponsors on the team bus in 2001. The last infraction resulted in the team fining him $15,000 and forcing him to attend anger management classes.
He had a scholarship revoked by Notre Dame in 1995 after being charged with beating up a high school classmate in Rand, W.Va. Moss pleaded guilty to battery and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was allowed to defer most of the sentence until after his freshman year in college.
He went to Florida State, where he redshirted his freshman season but was kicked off the team for violating probation by smoking marijuana. That got him a one-year jail sentence, which was reduced to about one month of time served.
Virtually out of chances, Moss walked on at Marshall and quickly became a star.
The 25-year-old Moss is in his fifth year with the Vikings and is the team’s highest-paid player. He signed an eight-year, $75 million contract last year.
And now he’s allegedly pushed a traffic agent half-block with his car. Nice to know that character and professionalism are alive and well in the NFL.