Randy Moss, who is expected to be waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, may have alienated some teammates when he roundly criticized a post-practice meal in front of the local restaurant owners who catered it, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Every Friday, the Vikings invite a local establishment to cater the team’s post-practice meal. Last Friday, it was a St. Paul restaurant — a favorite of former Vikings center Matt Birk — that served chicken, pasta, ribs and other dishes.
Moss yelled “What the [expletive]? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn’t feed this to my dog,” a player who witnessed the incident said, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The Vikings decided to cut ties with Moss on Monday, despite having given up a third-round draft choice to acquire him from the New England Patriots a month ago.
“This decision was made based on what we thought was in the best interests of the Minnesota Vikings, both in the short and long term,” coach Brad Childress said in a statement. “We wish Randy the best as he moves forward in his career.”
Moss’ name did not appear on the league’s official waiver report Monday, but he could be awarded to another team as early as Wednesday.
The player who witnessed Moss’ food tirade called it “an uncomfortable moment,” adding that he felt Moss deserved to be cut after the incident, Yahoo! Sports reported.
“This wasn’t a chain — it was a mom-and-pop restaurant, and you could tell it was their best stuff,” the witness said, according to the report. “And [Moss] is at his locker saying, ‘You know, I used to have to eat that crap — but now I’ve got money.’ You just felt so sad for them. I had never seen anyone treated like that.
“And by the way, the food was actually really good.”
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