The Athletic Reporter
September 12, 2005 Sports News the Way You Want It. Completely Made Up. Issue 127
 
Brady, Moss Revelations Inspire Other NFL Starts to Come Clean
Originally posted 8/22/2005

Brady (left) and Moss, whose shocking revelations inspired other NFL stars to reveal shocking revelations as well
NEW YORK - The football world was shocked this week by revelations from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a young white man who intimated that he looks at internet pornography, and Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss, a young black man with cornrows and a history of legal trouble who admitted that he occasionally smokes marijuana.

Inspired by Brandy and Moss, several other NFL stars revealed shocking secrets in the days that followed. Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen disclosed that he was not born in the United States, 365-pound Raiders defensive tackle Ted Washington hinted that he usually eats large meals, and 45-year-old Danish kicker Morten Andersen of the Vikings said that he seldom hangs out with other players after practice.

"We would really like to nip this new trend in the bud," said NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. "We pride ourselves on putting the best possible product on the field, and we don't want our players or our fans to become distracted by the outlandish, incredibly unbelievable claims being made by our players."

Brady's pornography claims will be featured in the September issue of GQ, and Moss's admission about marijuana air on a Tuesday episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

"This is just another example of the media distorting things and making up a story where none exists," said Patriots general manager Scott Pioli. "Do you expect anybody to believe that Tom Brady, a young male who takes frequent road trips on which he has a considerable amount of downtime, actually looks at pornography on the internet? What's next? Are they going to try to get us to believe that Chiefs wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe occasionally gets grief about his first name, or that Eagles coach Andy Reid doesn't work out very much?

"The very idea!" added Pioli.

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