After the Vikings fired receiver Randy Moss during the 2010 season, the Titans claimed his contract on waivers.
And then Moss languished in Tennessee, with six catches for 80 yards in eight games.
So what happened? As part of his compulsory media availability during Super Bowl week, Moss explained that he was “blackballed” by the team that gave him a safe harbor.
“Why they claimed me, I really don’t know,” Moss said of the Titans, via the Tennessean. “There were some things where I could really tell I really wasn’t liked, and that was coming from the coaching staff. To be able to still make plays . . . there were some things going on in-house that I probably won’t speak upon until I write my book.”
Moss was careful to say that head coach Jeff Fisher had nothing to do with it. Still, Fisher was the head coach and Fisher had to be aware that Moss was rarely being used.
“Are you blackballing me because you don’t like me, or blackballing me because I can’t play? Figure out the two,” Moss said. “I don’t really know [why Titans coaches didn’t like me]. There was some animosity and you could really feel the tension in the air within meeting rooms.”
For more, you’ll have to wait for the official Moss autobiography.
“I’ll put it in ink one day and you can read about it,” Moss said.
At least he can’t claim that he was misquoted. But maybe he will try.