Moss charged with marijuana possession

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- A week after Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss' run-in with a traffic officer, police added a charge for the marijuana they found in his car.

The possession of marijuana charge, a petty misdemeanor levied in a ticket Tuesday, carries a fine of up to $200.

But the NFL might also suspend or fine Moss, who was in the league's substance abuse program after testing positive for marijuana last year. The league also tested Moss after the arrest.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league would review the case. "Under the policy, a drug-related violation of the law is grounds for disciplinary action," Aiello said.


Police said they found a marijuana cigarette in Moss' car after he was arrested Sept. 24. Moss was driving in downtown Minneapolis when the traffic officer stepped in front of his car to stop him from making an illegal turn. She was slightly injured when she fell off the car.

Moss spent the night in jail and was charged the next day with careless driving and with failure to obey a traffic officer, both misdemeanors.

In a complaint made public Tuesday, police said the marijuana amounted to just under a gram. Moss has said the marijuana did not belong to him and that he had allowed other people to use his car recently.

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