The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss has been fined $25,000 for failing to cooperate with the media according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Chip Scoggins on Twitter. Scoggins reports that the league said Moss was “in violation of NFL policy, his player contract, and the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.”
Moss, who was acquired mid-season in a trade with the New England Patriots, should have been fined quite awhile ago according to Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.
There are probably reporters in New England wondering why this didn’t happen sooner. Moss’ silence with the Vikings got more attention, but he went long stretches with the Patriots where he didn’t talk to anyone either in group settings.
That’s too bad, because Moss always has something interesting to say.
It is a bit interesting that both this fine and the $35,000 Brad Childress was issued earlier in the week could have been easily avoided, albeit by doing opposite things.