You know, we'll just never, ever truly understand Randy Moss. Just when you think he's misunderstood and wrongly maligned by the media, he gives a long diatribe that he's not appreciated in New England and gets shipped out a few weeks later. And just when you think he's a stereotypical, me-first, diva athlete, you come across a story like this.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King shared a story in this week's Monday Morning Quarterback about Moss that sheds yet another new light on the now-retired wide receiver.
King talked to Vince Wilfork, who said that Moss flew to Boston to visit Robert Kraft after Myra Kraft passed away last month.
"He flew up from Florida for one reason: to tell Kraft how highly he regarded Myra Kraft," King wrote.
Wilfork said Moss had called him and said, "Vince, I'm nervous about coming up. But I want to come. I shared a bond with her. I really want to be there."
King also explained how Moss took Robert Kraft's message to heart when he joined the Patriot family in 2007.
"When Moss signed with the Patriots," King wrote, "Kraft brought him into his office and told him if he played for the Patriots, he'd always be in the Patriot family. So when he opened Moss' sympathy card, he knew Moss remembered the family speech. Moss signed his sympathy card: 'Randy Moss Kraft.'"
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