posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 07:48 PM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Fox Sports turned down Vikings owner Red McCombs' request to remove play-by-play announcer Joe Buck from Sunday's game at
Philadelphia over his criticism of Randy Moss.
After Moss caught a touchdown pass in last weekend's win at Green Bay, the wide receiver celebrated by pretending to pull down his pants and moon
Packers fans. Buck immediately called it a "disgusting act."
McCombs said that statement was out of line. A two-sentence news release issued by the team said McCombs felt Buck's comments "suggested a prejudice
that surpassed objective reporting."
Dan Bell, a Fox spokesman, said Wednesday the network has "no intention whatsoever" of removing Buck.
"I have nothing against Randy Moss," Buck said. "I don't even know the guy. I just know that with the history that he's had, and coming off that game
at Washington, it was just stunning to see that."
Moss walked off the field in frustration while his teammates lined up for an onside kick with 2 seconds left the previous week in a 21-18 loss to the