Baltimore Ravens and Washington Commanders stars landed punches and physique slams as a joint observe session between the 2 NFL groups turned bitter on Tuesday.
The Ravens and Commanders would put one another to the take a look at in a pleasant observe session every week earlier than going head-to-head within the preseason.
But what occurred on the day was something however pleasant, with photos of WMAR reporter Shawn Stepner exhibits each units of gamers engaged in a bad-tempered skirmish on the finish of a play.
On that play, Ravens vast receiver Tylan Wallace took a move whereas below stress from Commanders cornerback Emmanuel Forbes, who saved attempting to retrieve the ball regardless of Wallace stalling.
As Forbes poked and prodded him, Wallace lunged with the primary punch earlier than the Washington star retaliated with one in all his personal.
Tylan Wallace vs Emmanuel Forbes Jr.
Devin Duvernay flies in.
Laquon Treadwell with a very good shot too.
Mark Andrews concerned in one other scirmish on the subsequent module. pic.twitter.com/j4Eb8g6YGb
— Shawn Stepner (@StepnerWMAR) August 15, 2023
A joint observe session between the Ravens and Commanders turned bitter on Tuesday
Ravens vast receiver Tylan Wallace lunged at Commanders cornerback Emmanuel Forbes
As Forbes pressed him, Wallace threw the primary punch earlier than the Washington star retaliated
Their respective teammates instantly rushed to unleash a close to brawl throughout the observe session as extra punches had been fired and sure gamers had been even thrown to the ground within the fallout.
Raven’s tight finish Mark Andrews appeared to body-slap Commanders cornerback Danny Johnson throughout the skirmish, earlier than each coaches stepped in to finish the altercation.
“Joint workouts are always a challenge,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh mentioned. “You have two teams here and there is a lot of pride. I thought it was a very good exercise.
‘We’ve had a few metabolisms that you don’t want to see, but it’s not really unexpected. I thought they were dealt with fairly quickly.’
His counterpart, Ron Rivera, agreed with that view, saying the short fight would only have been a problem if it had escalated further.
“(Harbaugh) talked to their guys, I talked to our guys and they got back to it,” Washington’s coach mentioned. “What we’re trying to prevent is a big fight that we can’t stop.
“That wouldn’t make sense, and that would be unforgivable. We’re trying to temper it.’
Their respective teammates rushed to intervene, eventually causing a near brawl
One player even fell to the ground as chaos ensued between the two teams
It was an emotional 24 hours for the Ravens after the news that former running back Alex Collins was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of 28.
The tragic accident occurred on Sunday night, when Collins was riding a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600K and collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Ravens said in a statement Monday night: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Alex Collins. Always quick to greet everyone with a smile, he was a genuinely nice person who carried a special joy and passion with him everywhere he went.
“May Alex always be remembered for the light and love he brought so many people into his life.”