October 6th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

Report: Randy Moss traded to Vikings

Randy Moss is reportedly heading back to the Minnesota Vikings after a trade was reached with the New England Patriots.

Randy Moss is reportedly heading back to the city where he got his NFL start.

The Minnesota Vikings have apparently agreed to a trade with the New England Patriots in a deal that would pair up the wide receiver with quarterback Brett Favre.

In exchange for Moss, 33, the Vikings will give the Patriots a third-round draft pick, CNN affiliate KARE reported.

Moss was in the final season of a three-year, $27 million deal with the Patriots. KARE reported that the agreement reached would have him bringing in the top salary for receivers in the NFL - around $9 million to $10 million a year.

SI.com: Moss trade to Vikings done, source says

Moss trade rumors reached a fever pitch last night when ESPN's Bill Simmons (otherwise known as Sports Guy) tweeted what seemed like a random message: "Moss Vikings."

The message, Simmons quickly explained, was meant to be a direct message and not a public one. But, alas, his more than 1.25 million followers got the word, fanning the rumor flame.

Simmons apologized (for what now appears to be breaking major sports news). Here are the tweets in the order he sent them:

"Sorry that last tweet was supposed to be a DM. Rumors swirling about a Pats-Minny trade for Randy Moss."

"I am a moron with twitter on blackberry, that's the 4th time I tried to DM someone and it came out as a tweet. Might be time for Tweet Deck."

"As far as DM accidents go, that was a 3 on the Ray Allen Scale. Sorry. Hate passing along rumors, that's why I was DM-ing for info."

In the last tweet Simmons was referring to a naughty tweet the Boston Celtics guard sent in December, apparently instructing a woman how to perform certain sex acts. The tweet soon disappeared, and Allen apologized and said his account had been hacked into.

soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Holyoake Mark

    Thanks for sharing :)

    August 12, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Irvin Zickuhr

    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

    September 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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