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Santana Moss Clarifies Critical Comments

by Chuck Carroll
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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Santana Moss is clarifying remarks made Tuesday that the veteran receiver said were misinterpreted as being critical of Robert Griffin III.

Surrounded by a scrum of reporters, Moss said he was looking forward to speaking with the media to clarify the comment he made Tuesday on the LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan.

Moss said the following on Tuesday: “As a leader, you understand that if you’re involved in the situation, whether you’re the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever, regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say ‘me’ or ‘I.’ “

On Wednesday, Moss said his comments were intended to be a blanket statement for any leader on a team — quarterback or otherwise — and were not directed specifically at Griffin.

“Blame it on yourself when it’s not even on you,” Moss said. “Even though it could be another reason, I’m going to blame it on me if I didn’t make that play, because at the end of the day that’s who everybody sees last.”

Moss also says he’s spoken with Griffin since Tuesday and there is no rift between the two.

“Me and Robert talked today and that’s the type of relationship we have. We can talk and get to know or to express what was really said because that’s what we have in this locker room,” he said.

The veteran explained that not everybody will know exactly where the play broke down and what went wrong, leaving open the opportunity for anyone to accept responsibility for the failure.

As for specifically addressed the “I” and “me” comment and how it was interpreted in the media?

“That never came out of my mouth,” said Moss. “I said that if I’m put in the situation, as a leader, I will stand up and say, ‘me, I,’ and that’s what I said. So that’s what happens. People see stuff that’s written or said and if it’s not said directly, then don’t lose no sleep on it.”

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