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ESPN: Moss had positive test for pot

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published September 30, 2002

MINNEAPOLIS -- Vikings receiver Randy Moss tested positive for marijuana last season and had another test by the league after his arrest last week, ESPN reported.

Moss started Sunday night's game at Seattle, and Vikings executive vice president Mike Kelly told the Associated Press the team won't discuss testing matters.

"If there was a testing issue, he wouldn't be playing, and he's still going to start," Kelly said.

Moss' agent, Dante DiTrapano, declined comment. Moss is in the league's substance abuse program after testing positive for marijuana last season following the death of teammate Korey Stringer, reported.

There is no word on when the league will release the results of Moss' latest drug test, according to the Web site.

Moss was charged with two misdemeanors for pushing a traffic officer with his car Tuesday after she stepped in front of it to stop him from making an illegal turn. The officer was slightly injured when she fell off the car.

The 25-year-old player faces a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and $1,000 on each charge. He'll be arraigned Oct. 2.

Rams' Warner breaks finger

ST. LOUIS -- Rams quarterback Kurt Warner left Sunday's game against Dallas with a broken little finger on his throwing hand and is expected to miss about five games. Warner went for X-rays soon after being intercepted by Greg Ellis on a screen pass about six minutes into the game. He was 1-for-2 for 17 yards.

He will be evaluated today, with surgery likely. It's the second time Warner has broken the finger. He was injured in a game at Kansas City in October 2000 and missed the next five games.

Backup quarterback Jamie Martin entered with 5:15 left in the first quarter and the Rams trailing 7-0 as Warner, still in uniform, donned a headset near midfield. Warner stayed on the sideline with the headset on and his hand heavily bandaged.

The Rams also lost cornerback Aeneas Williams to an ankle injury in the first half.

CARDINALS: Guard Chris Dishman left in the first quarter with a concussion.

COWBOYS: Emmitt Smith had 58 yards rushing on 13 carries. He needs 303 to catch Walter Payton's league record of 16,726 career yards rushing. ... Offensive lineman Larry Allen (sprained right ankle) left in the first half. Allen started at tackle instead of guard, his usual position.

JETS: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde left the game against Jacksonville with a bruised right shoulder.

LIONS: There was a moment of silence before the game to honor former player Leon Hart, who died last week.

PACKERS: Receiver Terry Glenn, who missed practice last week because of migraines, left the game against Carolina with a headache. ... Fullback William Henderson (sprained knee) was inactive, the first game he's missed since 1995.

PATRIOTS: Troy Brown, who led the league with 31 catches coming in, sat out because of a sore right knee.

RAIDERS: Rod Woodson had three interceptions, one he returned 82 yards for a touchdown to become the career leader in interception return yardage with 1,339.

SAINTS: Defensive lineman Willie Whitehead left the game with a left leg injury.

TEXANS: Cornerback Jason Bell broke his left wrist in the first half. There was no immediate word on how long he'll be out.

TITANS: Cornerback Samari Rolle left with a hamstring injury late in the first quarter. Also, receiver Derrick Mason separated his left shoulder and will miss several weeks, coach Jeff Fisher said.

OBITUARY: John Cannady, a linebacker for the Giants from 1947-54, died Saturday at 79. The cause of death was not available. The former Indiana star is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

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