Moore: Manziel 'is a really good kid'

August, 6, 2013
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Damontre Moore doesn't know about all the controversy swirling around Johnny Manziel.

But Moore, the Giants' third-round pick, did say how he feels about Manziel as a person. The two were teammates at Texas A&M last year.

"Honestly, I don't really have any thoughts on it," Moore said when asked about theManziel controversy. "[Manziel] is like a little brother to me, he is a really good kid. I think people are being a little too hard on him.

"But at the same time, it is like my dad always said, 'I don't look at who's right or who's wrong. I look at what you did to put yourself in that situation.'"

Moore, 20, has been trying to get acclimated to NFL life. Moore is young, but he's impressed early in camp.

He hopes Manziel can get back to football for a little bit with Texas A&M getting back into the groove of football.

"There are some things you can coach but he has something that you can't coach -- he's just born with it," Moore said of Manziel. "I am just ready for them to get back to football so all the spotlight can be off of him."

"All I know is what type of person he is," Moore added. "He's a really good kid. A great team leader and he's the leader down there and he's a ballplayer. That is all I can really tell."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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