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Damontre Moore and Preston Parker forced to watch win on TV

New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker, right,

New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker, right, catches a pass for a 10-yard gain as St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson defends during the first half of an NFL game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Credit: AP / Charlie Riedel

ST. LOUIS - Damontre Moore and Preston Parker were so excited while watching the second half of Sunday's game against the Rams that at one point they got up from their chairs in the locker room and tried to go back onto the field to see the action in person.

"They were like, 'Y'all can't go back out there,' '' Moore said of their banishment. "We were like, 'Dang!' ''

The two Giants were ejected for their roles in a brawl on the Giants' sideline, both caught throwing punches (the Rams' William Hayes also was ejected). That left them with nothing else to do but sit on chairs and view the game on the flat-screen television mounted on the wall. It was like Buffalo Wild Wings, but without the food and drink. Or the other people.

"It definitely was a weird feeling,'' Parker said. "I'd definitely rather be out there than in there watching the game.''

Parker said he knew he would be tossed from the game and he trudged to the locker room first. Moore followed several minutes later after his ejection was announced. They found themselves back there in time to actually watch the replays of their violations.

"They were playing it in slow motion,'' Parker said.

Parker also noted the sizable fine that likely will be levied against him by the league. But besides that, he said he had no regrets about his actions. Neither did Moore.

The two exiled players did get to see their teammates when they came into the locker room at halftime.

"We had to win,'' Parker said. "I know we had to win. That's all I was telling them when I was going in and at halftime, just go get the win.''

The Giants did. And Moore and Parker got to see it . . . albeit not in person.

"I know that it hurt us being in here,'' Moore said. "We were supposed to be out there making plays, being there for your teammates and doing stuff. I'm sorry I left them shorthanded.''

Getting the win made him less so.

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