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Friday, March 04, 2005
 
There is a interesting predicament for incoming Vikings owner Reggie Fowler regarding the trade of Randy Moss. Fowler came out and said he did not want to trade Moss and intended to keep him. Red McCombs the current and longtime owner, went ahead anyway and traded Moss to Oakland. Now, what recourse does Fowler have that McCombs asserted his still current status as owner and shipped Moss out of town? Truth is, Fowler doesn't have a whole lot of options, and none that include having Randy Moss lined up at receiver for the upcoming season. His only true avenues would be to potentially reneg on the deal to buy the team at all, creating financial and contractual complications beyond this post. The loss of Randy Moss, while seemingly a big deal in Minnesota, is in actuality not a deal breaker for Fowler. The other, more out of the box, remedy for Fowler, would be to sue McCombs for the difference in the net worth of the team with Randy Moss, versus the net worth without, arguing that Fowler contracted to purchase a team with a marquee star such as Moss and was delivered one without one. Would be interesting to see . . ..
 
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