Moss admits to marijuana use

So much for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss sliding under the radar. According to an Associated Press report, Moss admits he has used marijuana since entering the NFL seven years ago and still smokes it ``every blue moon.''

``I have used, you know, marijuana ... since I've been in the league,'' Moss said in an interview for HBO's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel'' scheduled to air Tuesday night. ``But as far as abusing it and, you know, letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no.''

When pressed whether he still smokes marijuana, the star receiver with the checkered past said: ``I might. I might have fun. And, you know, hopefully ... I won't get into any trouble by the NFL by saying that, you know. I have had fun throughout my years and, you know, predominantly in the offseason.

``But, you know, I don't want any kids, you know, watching this taking a lesson from me as far as 'Well, Randy Moss used it so I'm going to use it.' I don't want that to get across. Like I say ... I have used (marijuana) in the past. And every blue moon or every once in a while I might.''

The AP also reported that Moss's agent, Dante DiTrapano, said HBO was trying to intentionally damage the player's reputation. He said Moss was talking about past use in the interview.

The NFL's drug policy calls for up to 10 tests a month after one positive result. A second violation results in a fine equal to the player's salary for four games, a third in a four-game suspension, and a year's suspension for a fourth violation.

Moss has never been suspended for violating the league's drug policy and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said it is confidential whether the receiver is in the drug program or not.

The Raiders acquired Moss in trade with the Minnesota Vikings in early March despite his checkered past.


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