Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones warned but Damontre Moore didn’t listen. While a Cowboys’ coach said Moore wasn’t removed for his on-field protest, it’s hard to believe it didn’t play into it. Moore came off of a suspension and then was reportedly involved with an altercation recently. Sounds like he’s more trouble than he’s worth. To top it off, he defied the rule that Jerry Jones put in place. The bottom line is that this is a business and the players are employees…
A Cowboys player who defied a team ban on national anthem protests issued by owner Jerry Jones by raising hands at an NFL game has been terminated from his job.
Damontre Moore, who contends his act wasn’t disrespectful, was nonetheless cut. His spot on the team will be taken by kicker Mike Nugent. The Cowboys’ coach Jason Garrett stated publicly that cutting Moore was a “roster move” and the “best decision for our team,” as reported by NBC sports.
Damontre Moore was one of two players to make the raised fist gesture, along with defensive tackle David Irving, who the team earlier this year suspended for four games without pay after failing a drug test.
Jerry on the anthem protests. Damontre Moore and David Irving raised a fist after the anthem pic.twitter.com/EIvqTBaBdS
— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_Journalist) October 9, 2017
DAMONTRE MOORE RESPONDED THAT HE MEANT NO DISRESPECT:
“I’ve got a lot of family members that are in the military,” he said. “My brother just got done serving a tour. He was over there, stationed in Germany, both my granddads, my granddad and my stepdad, was heavily involved in the military. I’ve got other family members who are.”
“So, for me,” he continued, “I don’t feel like it’s disrespecting it. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Who is to say I’m right? Who is to say they’re wrong? Who’s to say that they’re right? Who’s to say that I’m wrong? At the end of the day, you do whatever you do, but I know I am going to stand up and not disrespect the flag like that. I don’t do anything to cause unwanted attention during that process, so whatever I do afterwards, I don’t feel like it should matter honestly.”
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