Former Maryland WR cut by Rams for bringing girl to training camp dorm room
Deon Long was released in unconventional, somewhat embarrassing fashion.
The former Maryland receiver brought a girl back to his training camp dorm room earlier in the summer. That violated one of two rules that Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher had: be on time and don’t bring visitors to your room.
Unfortunately for Long, that story was shown for the world to see on Tuesday night’s premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
“What part did you not understand?” Fisher asked Long in their meeting, which was shown on the television show. “Sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules and we have to abide by them. I thought I made myself really clear.”
It sparked a Fisher rant.
“I’m not f—ing going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7 … we have too much talent here for that,” he said on “Hard Knocks.” “We had some 7-9 bulls— this morning and we can’t have that. Deon is gone. That is 7-9 bulls— and we don’t need it.”
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Long was gone. He was released by the Rams on July 31. Fortunately for him, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday.
That’s Long’s fourth different NFL team since he went undrafted in 2015. That matched the four schools he played for in college. Long ultimately wound up at Maryland, where he caught 83 passes for 1,074 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons.
He’s still looking to make his first NFL catch.
Here’s video of what Fisher told his team about it (until HBO takes it off YouTube):