The common practice of Rams-Bengals moves into a helmet-swinging brawl festival


A brawl broke out Thursday during a joint practice between the Los Angeles Rams and host Cincinnati Bengals, with a player swinging a helmet against an opponent.

In a video of the brawl captured from a distance, Rams’ star Aaron Donald is seen rolling away from the scrum with a Bengals helmet in each hand. The overall defensive intervention was reportedly scheduled to meet with the media after the practice but Not provided.

No injuries were reported from the fighting or quarrels that broke out earlier in this practice.

Thursday’s illness also included, according to reports, the Bengals’ attack on La’el Collins Throw The rams helmet in Los Angeles linebacker Leonard Floyd.

Both coaches downplayed the incidents on the second day in a row for the two teams – who met in the Super Bowl in February, He won in the last minutes By rams – they worked against each other.

Zack Taylor of the Bengals said he was “not going into what happened.”

“is over” Tell reporters. “We’ve had two days of good work, everyone is healthy.”

Rams coach Sean McVeigh who was describe it by reporters at the scene seeming to be very unhappy as he got into the fray to break him up, He said Later he was not inclined to “look at finger pointing”. The incident marked an early end to the joint practice, although Taylor noted that the session was close to its scheduled end anyway.

“I just see guys swinging and some guys wearing helmets, some guys not wearing them, there’s the scrum, you never know what could happen, and my biggest concern is just unnecessary injuries to the people we depend on,” McVeigh said. Los Angeles Times. “…God forbid anyone hits the head with a helmet.”

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The scene involving Donald brought to mind a fight during the regular season game in November 2019 between the Browns and the Steelers as Cleveland played Miles Garrett. swing and hit Unprotected Chief Mason Rudolph of Pittsburgh with the latter’s helmet. One day after the competition that was broadcast nationwide Thursday night, the NFL Garrett suspended indefinitely. The notable defensive end missed the last six games of the season before becoming re next February.

Individual teams have jurisdiction over the behavior of their players during training, including joint practices. The league is not expected to take action on Thursday’s events.

A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was up to the Rams and Bengals to “handle” the situation as they saw fit. Rams declined to reveal Thursday evening, through a spokesperson, whether Donald or any other player will be punished by the team for the incident.

“Emotions Rise”, Taylor He said From several hostile incidents between his team and the rams. “We’ve been working together for a couple of days now, and that’s just some of the really competing players getting into it a little bit.

“You just want to make sure everyone is healthy, and I think everyone is healthy, so we’ll go ahead.”

Mark Maske contributed to this report.

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