Detroit Lions’ C.J. Moore tells us about his grossest job — cleaning chicken poop

C.J. Moore is tied for second on the Detroit Lions in special teams snaps this season. He sat down to answer five questions for the Free Press ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

You have a twin brother, A.J., a defensive back with the Houston Texans. What’s the best part of being a twin, and the worst part of being a twin?

OK, I would start with the worst part. Having mom dress us the same even till around the age of 13, 14. Cause you want your own swag. It’s kind of cool, but that would probably be the worst thing. There’s a lot of great things, but that would probably be the worst.

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And the best thing would be having people never being able to figure out which one’s which. I could fill in for A.J., he could fill in for me.

Detroit Lions defensive back C.J. Moore (38) and cornerback Bobby Price (27) celebrate a play against Los Angeles Rams during the first half at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.

So tell me a story of you guys doing that.

Sixth grade. It was the end of the year, it was sixth grade. We decided to switch classes. And when I went to his class — I don’t know his experience in my class, but I know my experience in his class. I get in there and the work was so weird, I couldn’t do his work. So I ended up telling on myself. I was like, “Yo, I’m C.J. I’m not A.J. Can I please go back to my own class?” It was crazy. They were doing some weird work in there.

I know we’ve talked about this before, but your family owns a chicken farm. Tell me the oddest job you had to do on the farm.

The oddest?

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It can be the grossest. Whatever.

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“That’s easy. This should be on the world’s most nastiest jobs. So it’s called washing trays. When the babies are about a week old — well, when they first come, we put these trays out for them…


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