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NFL hints at $5,000 Moss fine

Randy Moss likely will be fined for pretending to moon Packers fans Sunday

When asked, a league spokesman recited rules mandating discipline for "obscene gestures or other actions construed as being in poor taste."

It calls for a $5,000 fine for the first offense. Moss has not been fined before for such action but paid $25,000 in 1999 for squirting an official with a water bottle.

Sunday, Moss caught a touchdown and headed toward the goal post. He turned his back to the crowd, bent over and pantomimed pulling down his pants.

He declined to comment Monday. But several teammates said it might have been prompted by the taunting by Packers fans.

"You should have heard some of the things they said to him on the sideline," tight end Jermaine Wiggins said. "They said a lot of bad things; things you shouldn't say to people.

"The guy's having a good time. People shouldn't take it to heart. But it's Randy Moss, so people have to make a big deal out of it. If it was anybody else, it would be water under the bridge."

COLTS: Defensive end Robert Mathis , who had 10{ sacks in the regular season, could miss Sunday's game with a sprained knee. The team didn't say which knee.

If he can't play, Brad Scioli likely will see more playing time. Scioli had a sack Sunday but has been used sparingly since Week 7.

Also, linebacker Rob Morriswas feeling better after sustaining a stinger Sunday. Backup defensive lineman Josh Williams has a sore shoulder, but coach Tony Dungy said both likely will play.

DRINKING LAW STRUCK DOWN: A judge ruled Jacksonville's ban on drinking alcohol in public is unconstitutional. Charles Cofer ruled the law is selectively enforced and gives too much authority to the mayor for exemptions.

_ TIMES WIRES

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