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Washington Redskins’ Santana Moss Speaks Out on Poor Officiating

December 5th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
By Zach Powell

Washington Redskins' receiver Santana Moss has never been one to hold back his opinion on any given subject.  His "outburst," if you can call it that, cost the Redskins a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty against the New York Giants on Sunday night.

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The Redskins' were clinging to a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter when Moss drew a flag for holding, which negated a 13-yard catch-and-run by TE Logan Paulsen.  Moss immediately challenged the play, telling the referee it was a "B.S. call," which prompted an immediate second flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. Washington moved back another five yards after a false start from veteran linebacker Nick Barnett and the team was forced to punt.

“We’ve been going through this all year where they haven’t given us the call when we deserve it or they call us for holding when it’s crap,” Moss said. “We’ve been going through it. I have to learn how to handle myself in that situation better, but when you’re in the heat of the moment stuff like that happens.”

Unfortunately, that's the plight of a team that's 3-8 and trending in the wrong direction. Washington was expected to contend for a NFC championship this season but miscues and poor overall play has led to a miserable season.  While Moss has ever right to criticize the overall poor officiating, teams that find themselves in the type of hole the Redskins have dug don't often get those calls.

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