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Randy Moss’s daughter accepts basketball scholarship at Florida

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Randy Moss may be on the down side of his NFL career, but the next generation of the Moss family is just getting started.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Sydney Moss, the daughter of Randy and a star high school basketball player, has accepted a scholarship to Florida, where she’ll enroll in 2012.

Sydney Moss is a 5-foot-11 power forward who averaged 22.6 points and 10.8 rebounds a game and had scholarship offers at several big schools.

Although Sydney lives with her mom and not her dad, she told ESPN a story about how Randy affected her desire to play basketball growing up.

My dad played against my brother and me once,” Sydney said. “He played defense and made us a deal: If we made a shot over him, he’d take us shopping.”

It didn’t work: Sydney’s brother took a shot and Randy blocked it, plucked it out of the air with one hand, turned around and dunked.

“I just walked away,” Sydney said. “There was no way I could make that shot, but I knew I wanted to learn how to take away a ball like that.”

Although Sydney hasn’t had a Great Santini moment of beating her dad in the driveway, she has progressed enough that she’s usually the best player on the court when she’s not taking on her dad.

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30 Responses to “Randy Moss’s daughter accepts basketball scholarship at Florida”
  1. bucsballer says: May 4, 2011 10:27 AM

    This is news? Stupid lockout!!!!!!!

  2. mvp43 says: May 4, 2011 10:28 AM

    The scholarship is contingent on the quality of the food in the cafeteria…..

  3. kernelreefer says: May 4, 2011 10:28 AM

    Hopefully, quitting isn’t genetic.

  4. thevillain112 says: May 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    Congrats for her.

    Although Moss could have probably paid the tuition in straight cash homie…

  5. colinsnooks says: May 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    She plays when she wants to play. Straight bursary homie.

  6. usher716 says: May 4, 2011 10:30 AM

    Man Randy Moss is hilarious, even towards his own children.

  7. jw731 says: May 4, 2011 10:33 AM

    Nice story….She lives with her mom and not her dad, but she did play basketball with him once……..How heartwarming……Are the Disney lawyers trying to get the rights to such an emotional story to make a movie?

  8. owen16 says: May 4, 2011 10:35 AM

    Moss has still got some in the tank. I hope he’s able to catch on with a contender and contribute.

  9. mackie66 says: May 4, 2011 10:37 AM

    Ahhhhhh, NFL football news, at last.

  10. universalcynic says: May 4, 2011 10:39 AM

    Thanks for breaking this story guys.

  11. 4evrnyt says: May 4, 2011 10:44 AM

    Moss what a guy, how old was he when this daughter was born? 16??

  12. farmmbig says: May 4, 2011 10:48 AM

    Why does Matt Dillon’s character in “There’s Something About Mary” enter my mind when this article refers to Moss’s “one time” playing basketball against his kids?

    ..”Special, my ass!”

  13. Lou Pickney says: May 4, 2011 10:56 AM

    Seeing that photo of Moss reminded me yet again that I still don’t understand why the Titans so grossly underutilized him last year.

  14. alpine75 says: May 4, 2011 10:58 AM

    hey he could be a grandpa by his mid 30s!

  15. rc33 says: May 4, 2011 11:00 AM

    LOL @ “Great Santini moment.”

    One, two, three CRY
    One, two, three CRY

  16. jdj517 says: May 4, 2011 11:03 AM

    seriously…who gives a flyin f*** !!!

  17. mygirlsandme says: May 4, 2011 11:20 AM

    He played basketball with her once. Father of the Year voting is officially closed – we have a winner.

  18. cleanface says: May 4, 2011 11:35 AM

    The guy is 34 and he has a daughter headed off to college? Dude got started young.

  19. jameswestphal says: May 4, 2011 11:36 AM

    Not her fault her Dad’s a tool. Good for you kid, absolutely no reason why she’s a story on this site. Remember when this site was good? It totally hasn’t gone downhill since NBC bought it. No, seriously.

  20. thephantomstranger says: May 4, 2011 11:46 AM

    NCAA Tournament, Homeboy.

  21. pacificamjr says: May 4, 2011 12:16 PM

    …and another academically gifted student in FL wont go to college now, due to lack of funds. gotta love a kid of a multimillionaire getting a sports scholarship in a state like FL with a HORRIBLE public education system!

  22. shackdelrio says: May 4, 2011 12:17 PM

    “cleanface says:
    May 4, 2011 11:35 AM
    The guy is 34 and he has a daughter headed off to college? Dude got started young.”

    Just like the daughter of the Republican nominee for Vice President in 2008.

  23. bengalsown says: May 4, 2011 12:29 PM

    “Nice story….She lives with her mom and not her dad, but she did play basketball with him once……..How heartwarming…”

    Took the words right out of my mouth

  24. JSpicoli says: May 4, 2011 12:48 PM

    Dude has to be an ass even to his kids. Stuffing his kid and then taking the ball and dunking it. What a great dad. I bet he wishes he had it on film so he could replay it and talk smack.

    21st century americana: the slide into the gutter.

  25. beastofeden says: May 4, 2011 1:08 PM

    Scholarships are for potential students that don’t have the means to pay the ridiculous cost of higher education.

    That being said, Sydney Moss’ father is a multi-millionaire so why does she get to go to school for free?

  26. benh999 says: May 4, 2011 1:23 PM

    @shackdelrio,
    If you are going to bring them up, why not the mother of the 2008 Democratic Party’s nominee for President?

  27. patfic15 says: May 4, 2011 1:58 PM

    @shacldelrio

    Really? Part of the flock no less….

  28. emperorzero says: May 4, 2011 2:25 PM

    Did I really read a reference to “The Great Santini?” Damn, I’m old.

  29. wvuandsteelers says: May 4, 2011 2:49 PM

    People tend to forget that Randy was probably a better basketball player than football player in high school. He was the WV Football Player of the Year and WV Basketball Player of the Year in high school. He played with Jason “White Chocolate” Williams in high school (who had a decent pro career). I think he once kicked around trying to play for the Timberwolves when he played for the Vikings. Given their roster right now, he would be an upgrade.

  30. CKL says: May 4, 2011 3:28 PM

    If only he had played “defense” last year Brady would have had only 2 INTS! :D

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