To follow-up on yesterday’s post of Randy Moss’ dismissal from the Minnesota Vikings: yes, Moss was cut, and no, not everyone on the team is that bent out of shape about it.
Yahoo!’s Michael Silver recounted a Friday incident in the Vikings’ locker room where Moss went out of his way to berate a couple of restaurant proprietors during a catered team meal.
According to one player who witnessed the scene, Moss yelled, “What the [expletive]? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn’t feed this to my dog!”
Said the witness: “It was brutal. The truth is, he deserved to be cut after that. It was such an uncomfortable moment. You know that feeling where you just can tell someone feels so small? That’s what it was like being there.
“This wasn’t a chain – it was a mom-and-pop restaurant, and you could tell it was their best stuff. They had a special carving station set up, and there were players and other support staff lining up to eat it. And [Moss] is at his locker saying, ‘You know, I used to have to eat that crap – but now I’ve got money.’ You just felt so sad for them. I had never seen anyone treated like that.
“And by the way, the food was actually really good.”
Moss’s waiver claim should be sorted out by 4 pm tomorrow; he’ll be the first player in NFL history to start more than one game with three teams in the same season. My Randy Moss Bengals jersey is in the mail right now. I just hope it still fits after I eat all of this Halloween candy.