Randy Moss Says He Accidentally Cussed Out Belichick After Trade to Patriots
Coming off a 2006 campaign where the Oakland Raiders only managed to win 2 games all year, wide receiver Randy Moss was absolutely thrilled to get a phone call from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick informing him that he was headed to Foxborough.
It started off extremely rocky as Moss thought it was a close friend playing a prank on him, so he cursed the person out. But after hearing the voice one more time, he realized he made a huge mistake—it actually was Belichick.
“I thought it was a friend or somebody playing with my phone. I actually cussed him out,” Moss told ESPN. “When he kept saying it was Bill Belichick, I knew he was serious. I started being apologetic because I had cussed the man. Then he told me the Raiders were thinking about trading me. I had to be in Foxborough by 10 p.m. Eastern, or the trade would void. So, I just did everything that I could possibly do to get up there by 10 p.m.”
“After I got off the phone with him, I was excited. I was hyped. I was in a club that night. Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, who played for the Detroit Lions at the time, was there, so I went up there, high-fiving him, hugging random people,” Moss said. “Shaun asked me what was going on and I said to him, ‘I’m getting ready to be a Patriot.’ The first thing that came out of his mouth was, ‘Man, that’s cheatin’.”