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10/11/2010 - 11:51am
Wilfork on D&H: Moss trade all business

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork checked in with the Dale & Holley show as he does every week as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Wilfork called Moss a "great teammate," adding: "[Everybody in] the locker room loved him. There aren't too many people that don't like him."

 

As for why Moss was traded, Wilfork said: "Classic case of business being business. Sometimes you forget about the business part of it. But that's all it was about."

 

Wilfork said he saw no signs that Moss let his disappointment with his contract situation affect his dealing with the team or play on the field. "It didn't seem that way to me," he said.

 

Despite the loss of Moss, Wilfork said he still has confidence in the Patriots. "I love our chances," he said. "I don't feel any different from minicamp to now."

 

Following this past weekend's bye...

10/11/2010 - 11:18am
Belichick on Casserly report: 'News to me'

On a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, Patriots coach Bill Belichick dismissed a report from CBS analyst Charley Casserly that said Tom Brady and Randy Moss were involved in an altercation in the days leading up to the trade of Moss to Minnesota.

“That’s news to me,” Belichick said of Casserly’s report, which said the two players had to be separated.

“The week before Moss was traded, Tom Brady and Randy Moss went toe-to-toe and had to be separated,” Casserly said on the CBS pregame show on Sunday. “One of Brady’s problems with Moss was his behavior as a Patriot. One of the things overheard was Brady telling Moss, ‘You’ve got to cut your beard.’ And Moss counters, ‘You’ve got to get your hair cut. You look like a girl.’”

There is some history between Casserly and Belichick. Casserly reported on Jan. 3, 2010, that...

10/11/2010 - 9:25am
LEEInks List: Boston athletes in cuffs

With athletes' bad behavior a repetitive theme recently, we decided to look through the archives for stories about local stars who had run-ins with the law. For Monday's LEEInks List, we've got 10 memorable occasions of Boston athletes of the last three decades who were arrested. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.


10/11/2010 - 7:30am
Esiason believes accuracy of Casserly report

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. Esiason said he believes the accuracy of the report by fellow analyst Charley Casserly about a Tom Brady-Randy Moss locker room argument.

 

"[Casserly] has been accurate almost every single time," Esiason said. "I don't remember a time where he was inaccurate. … Charlie does not go in front of millions of people on Sunday and make a fool out of himself unless he has something on lockdown. I would stake my own reputation on it." (Click here to see what Casserly said.)

 

Esiason said he knew from his Patriots sources that "there was a short fuse when it came to Randy Moss." Combined with the financial ramification for this year and beyond, and Bill Belichick's aggressiveness in...

10/11/2010 - 6:46am
Mashup: Sosa's corked bat resurfaces

The corked bat that Sammy Sosa used in a Cubs game in 2003 has resurfaced, thanks to former Cubs pitcher Mike Remlinger, who is selling it through an online auction house. Remlinger, who grew up in Plymouth and attended Dartmouth College, was a pitcher for the Cubs when Sosa used the bat during a game and broke it while hitting a ground ball. Remlinger found the bat under some equipment and tucked it away in an effort to protect the slugger. He said no one from the league came looking for it. Remlinger said he reached out to Sosa last year and an assistant said the retired player was interested in the bat, but Remlinger never heard back. Read more about that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


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