Moss Is Likely to Be Fined

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Minnesota receiver Randy Moss caught two touchdown passes Sunday, but they weren’t the reason he was a subject of conversation after the Vikings’ 31-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers. It was his crude celebration that had people at Lambeau Field talking.

After scoring on a 34-yard play in the fourth quarter, Moss walked over to the goalpost, bent over and pretended to pull down his pants and moon the crowd. TV cameras caught the moment but quickly switched to a shot of quarterback Daunte Culpepper raising his arms and teammates cheering on the sideline. Fox announcer Joe Buck referred to Moss’ antics as a “disgusting” display.

The celebration probably will draw a fine from the NFL. Denver quarterback Jake Plummer was fined $5,000 last month for making an obscene gesture to the Bronco crowd.


Viking Coach Mike Tice said he didn’t see Moss’ gesture and he wasn’t told about it.

“I don’t even know what gesture you’re talking about,” Tice said. “The league will deal with that. That’s not up to me. The league will take care of that just like they took care of the quarterback from Denver a few weeks ago. We don’t walk around whispering what each other does at every moment.”

Moss has not spoken to print reporters since September.

A reporter from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tried to engage him Sunday after the game.

“If you’re from Green Bay,” Moss snapped, “to hell with you.”

“How about Milwaukee?” the reporter asked.

“No,” he said, walking away, “you’re part of Wisconsin, homey.”

-- Sam Farmer