On Wednesday, the Bengals and Rams participated in “the most civilised joint practise in history.” On Thursday, things weren’t nearly as amicable. The current AFC and NFC champions got into a violent altercation that ended practice.
After a run play in which Bengals offensive tackle La’el Collins made contact with a Rams defender, the melee broke out. Collins took issue with the Los Angeles player’s prolonged attempt to grab him from behind and start punching him.
Aaron Donald, the Rams’ stirrer, was a participant in the melee, which came as no surprise. He may have gone a little too far with his pranks, though.
Yes, there is Donald in the centre of the melee swinging a few Bengals helmets at opponents. Before many players, including a couple of Rams, were able to get him to the ground, he fired some powerful rounds while holding the equipment. After that, a coach seemed to stop him from getting involved in the altercation further.
Aaron Donald Fight: Swinging Helmets To Opponent Players Was Not A Great Sight:
Although it’s unclear what specifically led Aaron Donald to swing his helmet, many people on social media condemned what transpired. Richard Sherman, a former cornerback for the Seahawks, 49ers, and Buccaneers, was among them.
Others compared Aaron Donald’s swing to that of Myles Garrett, who struck Mason Rudolph, the quarterback for the Steelers, in the head with his helmet at the conclusion of a Browns-Steelers game in 2019. The NFL imposed a six-game suspension on Garrett for the remainder of the campaign. However, when reporters contacted Bengals coach Zac Taylor shortly after the altercation, he didn’t make much of it.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, if you’re wondering why McVay isn’t worried about a potential punishment, it’s because the NFL isn’t in charge of monitoring players’ behaviour during practise. The clubs are in charge of this, thus Donald won’t likely be suspended.