Wide receiver Deon Long was cut by the Los Angeles Rams and coach Jeff Fisher after he brought a woman to his dorm room at training camp.
The Los Angeles Rams cut wide receiver Deon Long after he brought a woman to his dorm room at training camp.
The nature of Long’s release was revealed on HBO’s Hard Knocks. On Tuesday’s episode of the show, Fisher told Long, who has since signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, that he was released for violating team rules.
One of the rules that Fisher set before training camp was not to bring visitors to the dorms.
“What part did you not understand?” Fisher told Long. “Sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules and we have to abide by them. I thought I made myself really clear.”
Fisher then informed his team that Long had been cut in an expletive-laden rant.
“I’m not f------ going 7–9 or 8-8 or 9–7... we have too much talent here for that,” he said. “We had some 7–9 b------- this morning and we can't have that. Deon is gone. That is 7'9" b------- and we don’t need it.”
Along with the Rams and Eagles, Long has played for the Titans and Dolphins since going undrafted in 2015.