Randy Moss denies battery allegations
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is denying allegations that he assaulted a female friend of 11 years. Moss was served with a restraining order, but he says the allegations are not true!
"I want to make something clear," the Patriots wide receiver said while surrounded by reporters and cameras at his locker. "In my whole entire life of living 30 years, I've never put my hand on one woman, physically or in an angry manner."
A woman evidently filed for an order of protection against Moss, alleging he committed battery against her. The report said a temporary injunction was issued, barring Moss from coming within 500 feet of the woman and from using or possessing firearms.
"They're false allegations, something I've been battling for like the last couple of days of threats going public if I didn't pay X amount of dollars," Moss said. "So before people rush quick to judgment I think you need to find out the facts about, really, what's going on.
"This young lady by no means is hurt. I didn't hurt her."
"For someone to make a false claim about me, I'm kind of furious," he said. "It kind of hurts me deep inside for someone to do something like that because, you know, I've always said time and time again, I'm going to stand up for what's right. If I'm right, I'm right. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong."
Moss said he couldn't say anymore as he is bound by restrictions on the legal case.
New England plays the San Diego Chargers in the AFC championship game in Foxborough on Sunday.
Update: The woman who claims to be assaulted by Moss has been identified as Rachelle Washington, 35, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.