There’s a time and place for Randy Moss’ frank remarks. For instance, the Zagat Guide. To buy into one increasingly popular story out of Minnesota this afternoon, WR Moss was booted from the Vikings squad not so much for making his head coach look like a chump, but rather, for dissing the meal prepared by Gus Tinucci of Tinucci’s Restaurant, caterer for last Friday’s practice. From the Star-Tribune’s Chip Scoggins :
“[Moss] came walking up,” Tinucci said. “There were a couple of guys that were in line. I knew Brett [Favre] put his helmet down. I met him carving. I was carving some meat for a guy and all of a sudden I heard all this screaming and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I knew who it was immediately. I looked up and there he was. [Moss said], ‘I wouldn’t feed this [expletive] to my [expletive] dog.’ I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. It was quiet in there.”
Tinucci said one player told Moss to shut up. He also said two Vikings employees approached him and apologized.
“We just went about our business,” he said. “I had more compliments. The guys that were there and heard it and saw it, I think they were very appreciative of us being there. I wasn’t going to say anything because we appreciate being there. We want to come back there. What am I going to do, call him out? Go, ‘Hey, if you don’t like it, get the hell out or whatever?’ I’m in their house.”
Tinucci said his buffet included ribs, chicken, a round of beef carving station, pasta, vegetables and dessert.