Bengals + Rams BRAWL Makes Practice Come To Grinding Halt

Bengals + Rams BRAWL Makes Practice Come To Grinding Halt

Bengals + Rams BRAWL Makes Practice Come To Grinding Halt!

Get all the details on the brawl that took place during the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams practice…


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A post shared by Aaron Donald (@aarondonald99) reports during the final day of practice a brawl between the Cincinnati and Los Angeles Rams forced both teams to halt their inters-quad practice Thursday.

ESPN first reported:

The melee broke out during a team drill featuring the Bengals’ first-team offense and the Rams’ first-team defense. A Rams defender who was unable to be identified from a distance was engaged with Bengals right tackle La’el Collins. The defender had Collins wrapped up from behind, arms around his chest, seconds after Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon was a few yards downfield.

Collins took exception and swung punches once he was free, sparking a massive fracas that drew several whistles and flags from the officiating crew. Multiple helmets were removed, with a Cincinnati Enquirer photographer spotting Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald wielding a Bengals lid in each hand. After practice, a video circulated on Twitter appearing to show Donald swinging a helmet multiple times during the scrum.

Players from both teams were strewn across the practice field closest to the street dividing Cincinnati’s practice facility and Paycor Stadium. After a few minutes, the teams decided to end the contentious practice.

Donald declined comment through a team spokesperson, who also said the team would not be commenting.

Rams Aaron Donald Was Spotted Helmet Flexing:

The NFL does not discipline players for digressions in training camp, leaving any punishments during the practice period to the teams themselves. Donald was caught on camera violently swinging a Bengals helmet in the melee. However, a closeup picture shows the incredible impact he made once he made contact with the head of a Bengals player.

Moreover, the Los Angeles Rams will discipline Aaron Donald and other players that were involved in Thursday’s training camp brawl with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN.

Rams coach Sean McVay said earlier that he didn’t want to make a big deal of the fracas and said in some instances, it was just two teams defending each other. Both coaches spoke to wanting to be safe and wanting to get the proper amount of work in.

McVay said:

I just see guys swinging and some guys have helmets on, some don’t…There’s a scrum. You just never know what can occur. And my biggest concern is just unnecessary injuries for people that we’re counting on, whether it’s for our team or the other team.

This will be interesting since both teams will face each other in a preseason game on Saturday.