Randy Moss and Pacman Jones Victims of Extortion Attempts?
Let me say this first: whatever bad rap both Pacman and Moss have they have earned. That being said, I can’t help but feel that they are both the victims of extortion efforts. Just two days ago a woman was seeking an arrest warrant for Pacman Jones, saying that the Pac hit her at a strip club in Atlanta. What else is new. Then yesterday it came out that the chick had dropped the case. I don’t know if that means Pac’s people paid her some hush money or what, but she sure disappeared quickly after raising a stir. Since the negative news always makes it front and center, I wanted to point out that the woman’s accusation was dropped and that this accusation probably shouldn’t be held against Pacman.
Now onto Randy Moss. A woman received a restraining order against Randy Moss, alleging that Moss committed battery that resulted in her injury. Moss claims the woman was trying to extort six figures from him to keep it quiet. Moss chose to defend himself to the media today against this story:
“I want to make something clear,” Moss said. “In my whole entire life of living 30 years, I’ve never put my hand on one woman, physically or in an angry manner.”
“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 as many times as each of these men have screwed up, I still think it’s possible that they’re victims of extortion attempts because of who they are. Especially Moss. If you saw him speak, it was so forceful that it was difficult to believe he was lying. Then again, you could say the same thing about Rafael Palmeiro. Still though, I think it’s quite possible that these guys are being hounded by some gold diggers.