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lemon
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:41 PM
I dunno, jsut an article that caught my attention.

Vikings' Moss Is Released From Jail
Wed Sep 25, 5:33 PM ET
By ANDRES YBARRA, Associated Press Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Randy Moss walked out of jail whistling, charged with two misdemeanors instead of a possible felony for allegedly pushing a traffic officer a half-block with his car.


The Minnesota Vikings' star receiver was released Wednesday from the Hennepin County jail after spending the night. He was charged with careless driving and failure to obey a traffic officer.

Police said they found a small quantity of marijuana in Moss' car, an amount that would qualify as a petty misdemeanor, but no charge was immediately filed.

Moss, who has a history of trouble on and off the field, had been arrested on suspicion of assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

He whistled as he left jail and walked through a pack of reporters.

"You'll hear my side later," Moss said. "I was treated bad."

After retrieving some belongings from a van, he left in a car.

Moss' arrest could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings are off to an 0-3 start, their worst since 1967.

During the Tuesday evening rush hour, the traffic agent stepped in front of Moss' car to stop him from making an illegal turn in downtown Minneapolis. Moss used his car to slowly push the officer along the street, stopping when she fell to the ground, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said.

Barrington said 27-year-old Amy Zaccardi — a city employee but not a police officer — was not seriously hurt. One witness called the situation "surreal." Another said it didn't look as if Moss intended to hurt Zaccardi.

County prosecutor Amy Klobuchar said the case was turned over to the city for lesser charges because there wasn't enough evidence to prove Moss intended to hurt the officer.

Vikings coach Mike Tice said he spoke briefly with Moss, who had asked his coach to get him out of jail. But Tice said he couldn't comment on the accusations.

"I can't go any further than to say I'm disappointed," Tice said.

Tice planned to sit down with Moss, his attorney and agent, along with Vikings owner Red McCombs, to "address the situation accordingly."

Tice said it was too early to decide whether Moss would play Sunday. Under NFL rules, Moss will undergo mandatory "evaluation" because he was charged with a crime. Any disciplinary action would follow a conviction or guilty plea.

Jerry Hullerman said he was parked near the intersection when he saw Moss driving his car.

"I saw a really decked-out Lexus pushing the traffic person along," said Hullerman, who was also interviewed by police. "It was really surreal."

He said Zaccardi was facing forward while sitting on the front of the car with one hand on the hood and the other hand on her radio as the car pushed her along. After a few seconds, Hullerman said, the man in the car tapped the accelerator and knocked her down.

"She fell flat on her face," Hullerman said, adding that the driver didn't get out of his car.

Hullerman said squad cars arrived seconds later and officers took Moss into custody.

"(Moss) was going really slow," said Robert Nelson, another witness. "Apparently, he didn't want to hurt her. I think he was just trying to frighten her into moving."

The 25-year-old Moss has been in trouble before. 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 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.

:rolleyes: :mad:

Barrie_Dude
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:53 PM
Are all these guys toal idiots or what?:rolleyes:

Jetta
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:57 PM
how's dinner going, Lemon :p

lemon
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:59 PM
not there yet:D It's an hour drive to get there

Oasiatic
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:59 PM
:rolleyes: Real idiots...

Crazy Canuck
Sep 26th, 2002, 05:59 AM
Can't we have a "loser island' where we can send all these people?

Jesus :rolleyes: