Re: Marshawn Lynch Wants Out of Buffalo
posted at 4/6/2010 9:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Marshawn Lynch Wants Out of Buffalo
In Response to Re: Marshawn Lynch Wants Out of Buffalo : Any of these ring a bell? Moss: 1) On August 1, 1995, Moss plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to 30 days behind bars at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia. He served 3 days in jail starting that night and would be required to serve the remaining 27 days within the following 18 months, after he completed his freshman year in college. [ 6 ] 2) After originally signing a letter of intent to play college football with Notre Dame in 1995, Moss took part in a racially-charged fight at his high school that left one person hospitalized. Notre Dame subsequently denied his enrollment application, but this did not stop another high-profile college football program from giving him a chance. Notre Dame officials suggested he attend Florida State due to the reputation of its coach, Bobby Bowden, for handling troubled players. [ 9 ] However, because of his signed letter of intent at Notre Dame, the NCAA considered him a transfer student, which made him ineligible to play for the Seminoles in the 1995 football season.In 1996, while serving his 30-day jail sentence in a work-release program from 1995, Moss tested positive for smoking marijuana , thus violating his probation, and was dismissed from Florida State. He served an additional 60 days in jail for the probation violation. [ 9 ] 3) On September 24, 2002 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota , Moss was driving and was preparing to make an illegal turn. A traffic control officer, noticing what he was about to do, stood in front of his car, ordering him to stop. Eyewitness accounts of the event differ at this point, but Moss did not comply with the officer's order, and she was bumped by his vehicle and fell to the ground. Moss was arrested, and a search of his vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana . [ 49 ] Initially charged with felony Suspicion of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and a misdemeanor marijuana possession, Moss pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation and was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine and perform 40 hours of community service. [ 50 ] 4) On January 15, 2008, Orlando -based radio station WDBO reported that Moss "ha[d] been hit with a temporary injunction for protection against dating violence. According to the affidavit Moss committed a battery upon Rachelle Washington, [ 61 ] causing serious injury, and then refused to allow her to seek medical attention. The affidavit out of Broward County reveals Moss cannot come within 500 feet of the victim and cannot use or possess firearms." [ 62 ] The next day, in a locker room press conference, Moss claimed the woman was simply looking for money "over an accident," [ 63 ] because her lawyer came to his lawyer, threatening a lawsuit, and asking for money to settle before she went public to the media. Moss stated he had known Washington for about eleven years. He also stated in his defense that he has never assaulted a woman in his entire life, and asked that the media and fans "find out the facts" before "rush[ing] to judgment." [ 64 ] Moreover, Moss' lawyer, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe accused the woman's lawyer of "blatant threats and attempts to extort money" from Moss. [ 65 ] On March 3, 2008, Rachelle Washington filed papers with the Broward County Circuit Court clerk's office requesting that the restraining order be dissolved and the case closed. [ 66 ] No criminal charges were ever filed in the incident.
Posted by m1021us
.....so all the posturing about how the Jets got someone of "questionable character" in Cromartie (although his actions are disturbing), YOUR guy Randy Moss is even worse. Al least Cromartie didn't spend time in jail for battery or "allegedly" use his car as a weapon against an officer. Cromartie's problem is that he can't keep it in his pants. Your WR has multiple violations of law, not moral lapses like Cromartie. Keep it in perspective people