NFL Coach Cuts Player for Sneaking a Woman Into His Room

HBO's “Hard Knocks” shows L.A. Rams coach Jeff Fisher dealing harshly with an unauthorized visitor

August 11, 2016
Los Angeles Rams featured on this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" Los Angeles Rams featured on this season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” Photo: HBO

A new season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has started off with a literal bang.

The NFL-centered docu-series returned on Tuesday and quickly grabbed headlines after showing L.A. Rams coach Jeff Fisher cutting wide receiver Deon Long for sneaking a lady back into his training camp dorm room.

“I’m going to release you,” Fisher told Long. “Sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules, you know, and we have to abide by them. I thought I made myself really clear.”

The 25-year-old player’s dismissal actually occurred in late July, but every team cuts players during training camp, so the move didn’t make headlines until the episode aired on HBO.

This season of “Hard Knocks” follows the Rams, which relocated from St. Louis to Los Angeles during the offseason. Despite the move, it doesn’t look like Coach Fisher plans to put up with any Hollywood-style drama.

“I’m not (expletive) going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7. We have too much talent here for that,” he said, according to USA Today. “We had some 7-9 (expletive) this morning, and we can’t have that. Deon is gone. That is 7-9 (expletive), and we don’t need it.”

“Hard Knocks” airs Tuesdays on HBO.

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