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Friday, October 29, 2010
NFL fines Moss $25k for media silence

By Mike Reiss

On a week in which his return to face the Patriots is a big storyline, Vikings receiver Randy Moss was fined $25,000 by the NFL for his media silence.

As the ESPN.com story notes, Moss was fined because "players' contracts specify they must make themselves available to the media at specific times each week. Moss last spoke to the media on Oct. 13, then declined interviews after a win over Dallas on Oct. 17, throughout last week leading up to a loss at Green Bay, and after the defeat. Moss also declined to be available this week despite being in high demand because the Vikings visit New England, for whom Moss played the past three seasons."