The Cowboys claim releasing Damontre Moore had nothing to do with him being one of two players holding up their fist during the national anthem, but perhaps it was bad karma.
In addition to disrespecting the country and our heroic veterans, Damontre Moore was suspended the first two games of 2017 for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. He had been caught both driving under the influence as well as with a suspended license.
As reported in NYDailyNews
If Damontre Moore wants to continue his national anthem protest, he’ll have to do so with a new team.
The Cowboys released Moore in order to make room to sign kicker Mike Nugent, the team announced Wednesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has publicly stated he believes all players should stand for the anthem and recently said he believes anthem protests are hurting the NFL.
While no Cowboys player has kneeled or sat during the anthem, Moore was one of two players who continued to raise his fist at the conclusion of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in recent weeks after Jones previously talked to players and explained his feelings on the matter.
Jason Garrett said the issue of cutting Moore was strictly a football decision.