QB Kurt Warner's troubled season officially came to an end yesterday when the Rams placed him on injured reserve. Warner will miss his second game with a broken bone in his throwing hand Sunday against the Cardinals. He was sidelined for five games earlier with a broken pinkie on the same hand.

* MOSS PLEADS: Vikings WR Randy Moss pleaded guilty to two minor traffic charges related to a traffic altercation in September. Two other traffic counts and a marijuana charge were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Moss, who did not appear in court, was ordered to pay $1,200 in fines and sentenced to 30 days in jail by Hennepin County (Minn.) District Judge Mark Wernick. Moss was given two days' credit for time already served, and the rest of his sentence will be stayed as long as Moss doesn't commit any similar driving offenses.

* JETS' TROUBLES: Two potentially damaging distractions hit the Jets: an investigation into an assault of a limousine driver, then a brawl at practice.

The day began with speculation about which member of the offensive line is being accused of assaulting a limo driver Monday night outside an East Norwich, N.Y., steakhouse. Nassau County police said the case is under investigation and that Jets management has been contacted, but that police do not yet know which player was involved.

Jets Coach Herman Edwards, however, acknowledged he knows which player is being accused.

-- From News Services