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Epilogue
Bill Syken
July 26, 2006
MOON HAD plenty of good years in front of him after this story ran, although he didn't spend them in Houston. On April 14, 1994, the Oilers traded him to Minnesota, where he played three seasons, making the Pro Bowl twice. He went on to Seattle for two years and another Pro Bowl in '97, which was his ninth season with more than 3,000 yards passing. In '99 Moon signed with Kansas City, where he spent two years as a backup before retiring at age 44. Though he never did make the Super Bowl, Moon tallied 49,325 NFL passing yards, fourth alltime behind Dan Marino, Brett Favre and John Elway despite having spent six years in the CFL.
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July 26, 2006

Epilogue

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MOON HAD plenty of good years in front of him after this story ran, although he didn't spend them in Houston. On April 14, 1994, the Oilers traded him to Minnesota, where he played three seasons, making the Pro Bowl twice. He went on to Seattle for two years and another Pro Bowl in '97, which was his ninth season with more than 3,000 yards passing. In '99 Moon signed with Kansas City, where he spent two years as a backup before retiring at age 44. Though he never did make the Super Bowl, Moon tallied 49,325 NFL passing yards, fourth alltime behind Dan Marino, Brett Favre and John Elway despite having spent six years in the CFL.

Sadly, Moon's marriage with Felicia would reveal an uglier side. In 1995 Moon was arrested for spousal abuse; he was acquitted on the charges after Felicia testified at trial that she had started the fight. Following the verdict the two appeared on Larry King Live and made public the many rough patches in their marriage. Asked why they had never divorced, Felicia responded, "I felt that we could beat the odds. We could put our lives back together." Ultimately they couldn't. In 2001, after 19 years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce.

Moon stayed close to football after his retirement. In '04 he began working the Seahawks' radio broadcasts. In fact, he was with Seattle in Detroit for Super Bowl XL last February when he learned that the league that had once showed so little belief in his quarterbacking abilities had admitted him to its Hall of Fame.

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