Wide receiver Randy Moss, back in a Minnesota Vikings uniform, catches a pass during NFL football practice on Oct. 7 in Eden Prairie, Minn. Moss was traded on Oct. 6 by the New England Patriots to the Vikings. Jim Mone/AP
New England Patriots Randy Moss (l.) catches a touchdown pass next to New York Jets Darelle Revis (r.) in the second quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sept. 19. Ray Stubblebine/Reuters
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (r.) and quarterback Tom Brady (2nd r.) sit on the bench in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxborough, Mass. Michael Dwyer/AP
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (r.) and quarterback Tom Brady look on during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 26. Stephan Savoia/AP
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) carries the ball in front of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers (55), linebacker Dhani Jones (57) and defensive tackle Tank Johnson (99) during the second quarter an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., on Sept. 12. Stephan Savoia/AP
In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss answers reporter's questions concerning allegations that he committed battery on a woman he has known for eleven years during a media availability while standing in front of his locker at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP/FILE
In this Sept. 23, 2009 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) sits in front of his locker at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP/FILE
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (r.) can't gain control of a pass in the end zone as New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard defends during the first quarter of an NFL football game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, on Sept. 19. Bill Kostroun/AP/FILE
This Nov. 8, 2009 file photo, shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Randy Moss (81) talking during the second quarter of the Patriots' 27-17 win in an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins. Winslow Townson/AP/FILE
In January 2005, Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss pretends to moon the Green Bay crowd after catching a 34-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the Vikings' NFC wild card game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisc. Moss was later fined for excessive celebration. Morry Gash/AP/FILE
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss (r.) pulls in a touchdown pass against pressure from Dallas Cowboys safety Izell Reese (c.), and cornerback Phillippi Sparks during the third quarter of their NFL game in Irving, Texas, in November 2000. Tom Pennington/AP/FILE
Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss gets past Green Bay Packers cornerback Rod Smith for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their NFL game in Minneapolis, Minn., in November 1998. Tom Olmscheid/AP/FILE
Islamic State militants are besieging the Syrian town of Kobane, leading tens of thousands of Kurds to flee into Turkey. Kurdish leaders accuse Turkey of supporting IS in order to curb Kurdish self-rule in Syria.
ByAlexander Christie-Miller, Correspondent
An 18-month-old ceasefire between Kurdish rebels and Turkey is increasingly imperiled by the crisis in the besieged town of Kobane in Syria, as well as by the Turkish government’s growing authoritarian streak.