Saturday, December 12, 2015

Damontre Moore cut by Giants after locker room fight over free Beats By Dre headphones

Defensive end Damontre Moore is out of a job with the New York Giants after losing his cool when he didn't get a pair of free Beats by Dre headphones and got into a fight with a teammate over the handout.

The disappointing Moore, who had yet to live up to the promise of becoming the Giants’ next great pass rusher, was released by the team on Friday for “discipline-related reasons,” according to a team source.

Moore, who was paid $585,000 this season by the Giants, was released after fighting with defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins over the $300 blue Beats By Dre headphones, being handed out as gifts by teammate Odell Beckham Jr.

On Thursday, Beckham Jr. was distributing the headphones and several veterans — including Jenkins — tried to grab multiple pairs.

And, at the start of the media access period the same day, Jenkins was seen leaving the locker room with several pairs.

Giants GM Jerry Reese, in a release announcing the roster move, said only, “We made the move today in the interest of both parties,” without elaboration. Tom Coughlin made no mention of Moore during his media briefing in the Friday morning before practice — in which Moore was not a participant — and the head coach was not made available again after the announcement.

Moore had already warmed the bench and lightened his wallet after some other boneheaded moves he made this season.

The 23-year-old was sat by Coughlin for the Dallas game on Oct. 25, one week after the lineman committed an inexcusable penalty for roughing the passer for a late hit on quarterback Sam Bradford in a Monday night loss to the Eagles, drawing a $20,000 fine. He also was fined $10k for a hit on Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger last season.

The Giants’ third-round draft pick (81st overall) in the 2013 draft out of Texas A&M, totaled 8.5 sacks in 42 games over three seasons, including only three this year.

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