Patriots Deny Raiders Tampering Charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick denies
the claim by Raiders owner Al Davis that New England had a workout
with Randy Moss before acquiring him in a trade with Oakland.

Yesterday, Davis said the Patriots had tampered with Moss before
the deal in April 2007 that brought the wide receiver to New
England for a fourth-round pick on the weekend of the NFL draft.

In a conference call today with members of the media, Belichick
said the first time he ever talked to Moss was the Sunday morning
of the second day of last year's draft. He says there was no
workout and no other contact with Moss.

Davis made the tampering accusation after ending a news conference in which he announced the firing of coach Lane Kiffin.

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