Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finally, Something To Slow The New England Patriots Down

Surrounded by controversy and achievement, lovers and haters, and an indestructible team, finally an incident happened that could slow down the team morale.

Has anyone noticed how poorly Randy Moss played last week? That's not a coincidence.

Randy Moss joined the Patriots this season determined to avoid off-field problems. Now he's in the middle of one, just days before Sunday's AFC Championship Game. A temporary restraining order was issued Monday requiring the star wide receiver to stay at least 500 feet from a woman who alleged he committed "battery causing serious injury" to her at her Florida home on Jan. 6.

Moss denied the allegation by Rachelle Washington, which he called "this situation of extortion," and said he was "furious" about it. The restraining order was issued in the Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

A hearing on whether to issue a permanent restraining order is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 28, six days before the Super Bowl.

"I want to make something clear," Moss said. "In my whole entire life of living 30 years, I've never put my hand on one woman, physically or in an angry manner. This is a negative," he said of the latest allegation, "a black cloud hanging over my head, and that's something that I did not want coming into the season. ... Everything I tried to do from getting here early, to make sure I eat the right food, all the way to practicing and playing, I wanted all of that to be A-plus.

Undefeated New England plays the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game in Foxborough on Sunday, thanks in part to Moss, who was named to the All-Pro team. During the season he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns, breaking Jerry Rice's single-season mark of 22.

He had one catch in Saturday night's 31-20 playoff win over Jacksonville, which resorted to double and triple coverage on him.

Randy Moss may be the best wide receiver in football, but he is human like you and me and does have emotions which may effect how he plays. You can't argue with that. However, you can argue the fact that the Patriots and Brady did win 3 Super Bowls without him.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to know how much someone is paying this woman to do this to the Patriots. I do hope this is not true about Randy Moss and that if money is truly the motivation then the persons involved in this scheme develop a conscience and fess up!

Michael Vinciguerra said...

That's a very interesting perspective on this situation. I never looked at it like that. Someone could be paying this woman to mess up Randy Moss' mind set (especially since he already had problems in the past) and thus damage the Patriots. Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

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