According to multiple reports, Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss has officially been waived by the team. This comes on the heels of the Vikings trading a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for his services just a few weeks ago.
After Minnesota’s 28-18 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Moss told the media he would not answer any more press questions for the duration of the year.
Up to that point, Moss had not spoken to reporters since October 13 and had been the recipient of a $25,000 fine by the NFL for failing to cooperate with the media. Apparently, the monetary fine had no impact on him as he went on to say the following after the team’s Sunday loss:
"I got fined $25,000 for not speaking to you all. Me, personally, I really don't care," Moss said. "But at the same time, I do answer questions throughout the week. For the league to fine me $25,000, I'm not going to answer any more questions for the rest of this year. If it's going to be an interview, I'm going to conduct [it]. ... I'll ask myself the questions, then give y'all the answers. So from here on out, I'm not answering any more questions for the rest of this season."
In four games with Minnesota, Moss caught a total of 13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings were 1-3 in those games.