Keyword
NFL
Scores
Schedules
Standings
Statistics
Transactions
Injuries
Players
Message Board
NFL en español
CLUBHOUSE


SHOP@ESPN.COM
NikeTown
TeamStore
ESPN Auctions
SPORT SECTIONS
Friday, December 21
 
Moss fined $10,000 for incident against Lions

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss faces another fine from the NFL -- this time a $10,000 penalty for taunting during last Sunday's 27-24 loss at Detroit.

Randy Moss
Moss

The league has now fined Moss $30,000 for four infractions this season -- three times for taunting and once for wearing an unofficial hat on the sidelines during the preseason.

The team, separately, fined the star receiver $15,000 last month for verbally abusing corporate sponsors aboard a team bus.

In the loss to the Lions, Moss caught a pass near the Detroit sideline and then, "you aggressively confronted your opponent's bench and taunted them," wrote Gene Washington, the NFL's director of football operations, in a letter to Moss. Washington also noted that it was Moss' third fine for taunting this season.

Moss was fined $5,000 for flexing toward the Green Bay bench Oct. 21 and $10,000 for strutting into the end zone backward Nov. 19 against the New York Giants.

His agent, Dante DiTrapano, said they plan to appeal the latest fine, as well as the fine stemming from the Giants game.

"Hopefully they could hear both appeals at the same time," DiTrapano said.

DiTrapano also said he believes the NFL is treating Moss differently than other players when it comes to taunting calls.

"It seems to me that the league tends to scrutinize Randy," he said.




 ESPN Tools
Email story
 
Most sent
 
Print story