Former Maryland wide receiver Deon Long was cut from the Los Angeles Rams on July 31. Thanks to HBO’s Hard Knocks, now we know why.
Tuesday night’s episode featured Long’s meeting with Jeff Fisher, where the Rams head coach informed the wideout that he was being released after violating the team’s policy prohibiting players from hosting female guests in their rooms.
Long met with Fisher in his office, and at least as depicted on the show, the meeting went by quickly.
“Playing in the NFL is a job, and every workplace has rules. It’s Jeff Fisher’s job to enforce them,” the show’s narrator read.
In the meeting, Long explained that the woman in question “was just dropping something off” and left before curfew, but he accepted his fate.
“We have club rules, and we got to abide by them, so I’m going to release you,” Fisher said. “I’m sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules, and we got to abide by them. It’s not the first time I’ve done this for this particular violation, but I feel that I’ve made myself really clear about what we do and what we don’t do. It’s not that hard. We only have a couple rules. I wish you the best, good luck to you.”
And just like that, he was gone.
Long signed with the Eagles last week and is currently at camp with the team in Philadelphia.