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Another example of LeGarrette Blount's flying fists emerges

When former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount punched a Boise State player in the face after a Thursday night game last year, the football-watching world was introduced to the fact that Blount has an issue with controlling his emotions.

When Blount punched a teammate on Wednesday, we were reminded of that fact.

Along the way, a new story has emerged of a two-year-old punching incident.  Shoved hard by two teammates (including Bills safety Jairus Byrd), Blount reacted — and a scrum broke out.

And Blount eventually threw a punch.

CFT has the details as to what happened next.  (And so you can either complain that we’re trying to drive a little traffic to our college football affiliate, or you can just click the damn link.)

As Titans coach Jeff Fisher pointed out on Wednesday, players throwing punches in practice isn’t necessarily a big deal.  If the guy can’t control himself when being watched by men with yellow flags, it’s a far different issue.

As to Blount, we’ll see whether he can control himself, if he makes it onto the Titans’ 53-man roster.  It’s safe to say that, if Blount become an official, regular-season Titan, opponents will add to their scouting report on Blount a notation to say very nasty things about his mother.

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66 Responses to “Another example of LeGarrette Blount's flying fists emerges”
  1. jsbeck says: Aug 20, 2010 11:04 AM

    How long before it goes to something MORE violent??
    BOYCOTTFOOTBALL.COM

  2. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Aug 20, 2010 11:06 AM

    OMG, a football player threw a punch?
    Florio = Chicken Little

  3. Gregjennings85 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:06 AM

    So, this post was essentially:
    “Remember what happened two days ago? Yeah, it happened. It wasn’t a big deal, but it happened…two days ago.”
    Dynamite.

  4. DonTerrelli says: Aug 20, 2010 11:07 AM

    I’d looooove to see him try that crap with James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, or even Ray Lewis and T-Suggs.

  5. realitypolice says: Aug 20, 2010 11:10 AM

    I’m sorry, folks, but there is a difference between the after-the-whistle scrums that break out regularly at training camp, and a sucker punch- which is what Blount did last year and what Blount did Wednesday.
    This guy has issues, and when he comes up against the trash talk artists that populate NFL defenses, it is simply a matter of when, not if, he is going to lose his cool and cost his team in a big situation.

  6. downwithdansnyder says: Aug 20, 2010 11:12 AM

    So just because someone else threw a punch it’s ok for him to do it? B.S. He’s a rookie with a BAD history. I watched those “hits” he took before he lost it. It was nothing. I think they should search him before he gets on the field. We don’t want a real life portrayal of the shooting scene in The Last Boyscout

  7. ChickenPorn says: Aug 20, 2010 11:19 AM

    A football player threw a punch in practice? Say it isnt so…..

  8. Pistol says: Aug 20, 2010 11:20 AM

    Gregjennings85 says:
    August 20, 2010 11:06 AM
    So, this post was essentially:
    “Remember what happened two days ago? Yeah, it happened. It wasn’t a big deal, but it happened…two days ago.”
    Dynamite.
    ————————–
    You missed the REALLY newsworthy part of the story. The part where he said it might happen again, but then again it might not.

  9. slizz says: Aug 20, 2010 11:27 AM

    You’re trying to make a mountain out of a molehill…
    These are football players, not choir boys.

  10. sacdaddy says: Aug 20, 2010 11:28 AM

    Why is he always punching white dudes? Huh? Huh? Race card, race card!!

  11. dafool99 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:30 AM

    These are all “football fights” he is getting into! When he is at a bar punching pedestrians because they stepped on his shoes let me know.
    I guess your next story is gonna read…
    “T.O. goes back to Philly to play after he was released, but this is not the first time he did that because he went back and played in San Francisco, Dallas, and Buffalo also.!!!”

  12. maxwellsmart says: Aug 20, 2010 11:31 AM

    “But he is such a good boy”….quote from mother after he is arrested for making it rain at a strip club!

  13. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 20, 2010 11:32 AM

    I can remember Lyle Alzado ripping helmets off of players and you would think he was going to hit them with it.
    Andre Waters used to dive at knees and once punched Doug Williams in the side when he wasnt looking.
    Players in piles poke eyes, scratch, and do all kinds of nasty shit to each other.
    Football is a violent sport and if this is the ONLY place he is getting violent then Im not worried. That Boise St kid got socked up for running his fat yapper and should have known it was coming. Byrd shoved him and he isnt supposed to react? COME ON FLORIO!!

  14. Nevisyakker says: Aug 20, 2010 11:32 AM

    Tick, Tick, Tick….he’s going to go off on someone. It is just a matter of time. Whether he is a football player when it happens is another question entirely. If so, it will be the same old thing–
    NFL –Not For Long

  15. Mike Vick: Pet Detective says: Aug 20, 2010 11:40 AM

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the 2 guys he sucker punched were white.

  16. Krow says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    Dump this punk. He’s a problem waiting to happen. Get ready for the inevitable call from the police. My money is on either a bar fight or the ever popular ‘beating up a girl’.

  17. Donna says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    I might say this was over exaggeration if this was not the 3 TIME!!
    He had an incident prior to the KO of the Boise State player while at Oregon. He got hit on a play and then came back with a vengance on the defensive players that hit him. The coach ran to break up the scuffle and while throwing a punch at 1 of the 2 players involved his punch connected with the coach’s jaw!
    Yes football is a rough contact sport, but where do you draw the line when it comes to contact. Every player knows its a rough game therefore his panzy ass should be used to the hits and if he can’t take them without turning it into a brawl he needs to leave the game!
    Can’t stand the heat, get a job in the shade!!!

  18. pghguyy33 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    @reality police that wasnt a sucker punch he was talkin shit and taunting him. where im from if u do that your gonna get your ass beat whether your ready or not.

  19. stove boogie says: Aug 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    How did the ravens pass on this guy? Give him a knife and set him loose!

  20. bloodystupidjohnson says: Aug 20, 2010 11:43 AM

    Blount is a moron. Why? He hits his teammate with his fist in the head. HOWEVER his teammate was WEARING A HELMET. How dumb is that?

  21. broncosteviep says: Aug 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    I watched in amazement last year when Blount went crazy on national t.v. I have never seen anything like that melt down before. He was even pushing police officers off of him to try and get into the stands to go after fans. I think the punch was the least troubling thing I saw from him that day. His inability to control his temper should really send up red flags to the Titans. Again, punches happen all the time in practice (I have even been guilty of throwing a few), but at the end of the day…the thing that really should be the cause for alarm is everything he did after he sucker punched that Boise State kid. IMO.

  22. pkrlvr says: Aug 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    Actually idiots, the most newsworthy part of the story was that there was another incident 2 years ago that no one knew about until now. See, that’s actually news……..althought I wouldn’t expect gregjennings85 to understand that.

  23. connie says: Aug 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    are you the same bunch of people who don’t like to hear the f___ word. give me a break

  24. blmonroe12 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    I have a feeling this guy has one more memorable moment left in him to rival his knock out of the Boise player with a bad mullet..

  25. Big J says: Aug 20, 2010 11:45 AM

    Maybe Blount and Steve Smith should have a boxing match.

  26. Ska4Life says: Aug 20, 2010 11:46 AM

    I choose to complain.
    And you make this sound like some terrible incident, but all that really happened was that Blount got teamed up on and tried to defend himself.
    Would you have not thrown a punch in that situation, Florio?

  27. Arizona Buckeye says: Aug 20, 2010 11:47 AM

    What a class act this guy is! I’m sure making all kinds of money in the NFL will help. My guess is he’ll be vying for Mike the dog killer Vick’s biggest loser thug award

  28. 90ragtop says: Aug 20, 2010 11:48 AM

    “…Blount has an issue with controlling his emotions.”
    **********
    Nah. Somebody just needs a hug.

  29. se18a29 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:52 AM

    The dude is a punk. Mark my words. He will be arrested for assault or drugs this year…

  30. Hovenaut says: Aug 20, 2010 11:53 AM

    When he punches a member not making the roster/or seeing signifigant playing time, run the story.
    Either way, don’t see this guy developing into a quality professional football player.
    How’s Lawrence Phillips these days?
    For those considering, the CFT post is worse – don’t waste your time.
    Welcome to journalistic scribblings crafted to drum up drama 101.

  31. poonhok says: Aug 20, 2010 11:55 AM

    Blount is a punk.
    Like many of his comrades, he SUCKER PUNCHED a guy cuz’ he’s a coward….
    Can’t wait til’ this boy ends up i prison….

  32. heyguru says: Aug 20, 2010 11:56 AM

    Dear LeGarrette:
    Even though your stupidity may be the only thing that outshines your athletic prowess, there is still HOPE that you can overcome your childish behavior (if that child happened to be Damien from “The Omen”). I recommend an easy exercise that can help you control your emotions. It will assist you in realizeing your physical gifts have positioned you to become a rich and famous man, if you can only learn from previous mistakes. Here’s all you have to do:
    1) Bend over forward at the waist, as far as you can without tipping over.
    2) Take both hands and put them on either side of the nape of your neck, just above the shoulder blades
    3) Pull back, gently but firmly in one motion.
    4) Your head should now be out of your ass. Proceed with your life.
    Love,
    The Guru

  33. BAtkins says: Aug 20, 2010 11:58 AM

    ALL sissies cry “I got sucker punched”, when they get knocked the eFF out.
    If I hit you in the back of your head, that’s a sucker punch. If I crack your jaw, you’re just a pussy.

  34. Gregjennings85 says: Aug 20, 2010 11:59 AM

    pkrlvr:
    Trust me, I remember the incident from 2 years ago, and the incident from 2 days ago, you see: I read all about both when they happened.
    This…is just beating a dead horse, though.
    Also, pkrlvr, you must be a JUDAS fan, hence why you’re taking such a hard line with me.
    Newsflash: He plays for the Queens (and for the money).
    Crocs, out.

  35. Scottzilla says: Aug 20, 2010 12:01 PM

    I have a great idea. Let’s have Blount meet Michael Westbrook. He’s got a history of putting running backs in their place.

  36. kristoff says: Aug 20, 2010 12:02 PM

    jsbeck: yes u can boycot football! start buy stop readn this site ok?

  37. broncosteviep says: Aug 20, 2010 12:03 PM

    @ pghguyy33:
    Where are you from that this would happen? And are you ok with it? From your comments it sounds as if you are….just want to clarify.

  38. CarlHess1 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:07 PM

    No one ever deserved to get punched more than that kid from Boise State. You cant just get in people’s faces and say whatever you want without expecting to get punched in the face. Whats wrong with you people?
    If you think differently, you’re part of the problem in the country today. The whole attitude “I can say whatever I want and if you touch me ill sue you and describe you as animal/thug” is f’n ridiculous. Im pretty sure in about 1000 years with the way we are going males are not going to exist and the human race will be one gender.

  39. Mangy66 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:12 PM

    And so you can either complain that we’re trying to drive a little traffic to our college football affiliate, or you can just click the damn link
    ——————–
    Hey, at least Florio can admit to his douche-baggery.

  40. alisgod says: Aug 20, 2010 12:12 PM

    This is BS. We’re in the pros now. There are guys out there that purposely cut the other guy’s knee to take out opposing players. The Niners sanctioned cut block and used it in the SB against Denver. As Howie Long used to say, he just wear longer cleats. Throwing a punch is nothing. Professional Football is legalized aggression. Not even a Blount or Titans fan but I am sick of this media witchhunt BS.

  41. Opie says: Aug 20, 2010 12:14 PM

    @ Cornflorio: when did you become such a pansy bitch?!?
    In general, I accept the fact that there are some people that don’t like violence and are “stunned” that there is so much of violence in sports. I accept that, but don’t agree with it.
    However, I don’t want their input into how sports ought to be played or governed.
    What I take issue with is that this is now your job, Cornflorio, and you continue to drop these types of posts onto a football site.
    Stop being a bitch and “reporting” on all the little violence and rumors of disagreements.
    Give us position battles, who’s signing whom, trading for whom, and behind the scenes business of football stuff that you used to do!
    In short (no pun intended or shot at your vertically challenged self), get your nuts back!

  42. dscjmc says: Aug 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    just your typical thug behavior

  43. Jack Acid says: Aug 20, 2010 12:23 PM

    Blount would have thrived under Singletary…perfect fit, too bad it didn’t work out.

  44. sportsbruh3 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:24 PM

    its a VIOLENT sport. What you expect.
    hugs and love?
    you COWARDS kill me.

  45. realitypolice says: Aug 20, 2010 12:28 PM

    CarlHess1 says:
    August 20, 2010 12:07 PM
    No one ever deserved to get punched more than that kid from Boise State. You cant just get in people’s faces and say whatever you want without expecting to get punched in the face. Whats wrong with you people?
    If you think differently, you’re part of the problem in the country today. The whole attitude “I can say whatever I want and if you touch me ill sue you and describe you as animal/thug” is f’n ridiculous. Im pretty sure in about 1000 years with the way we are going males are not going to exist and the human race will be one gender.
    ===================
    Way to know half the story, dumbass. Blount started the trash talk battle during the week before the game, saying that Oregon owed BSU an ass whipping, amongst other things. The BSU player was simply giving it back.
    Trash talk goes on all the time in football, yet most other players somehow manage to avoid sucker punching people.
    And how do you excuse what Blount did moments later, when he tried to charge the stands and attack a fan?
    And did I miss the part where the BSU player sued Blount?
    I’ve played rugby for 25 years and been in plenty of scuffles during a game, a very violent game at that. But if I sucker punch someone after the game is over, I doubt I would ever play for that club again.
    You see, there is a difference between being tough enough to legitimately defend yourself and lacking the self control to avoid punching everyone that pisses you off.
    There’s more to being a man than beating people up, tough guy.

  46. Hollywood26 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:34 PM

    So how again has he sucker punched two guys? I think the punch against Boise was bad (although I completely understand punching the dude, just not the inability to calm down afterwards) but these other incidents happen all the time. Sheesh, I only played 1 year of college football before going back to track and I had a fight in training camp where we got to boxing. It happens at EVERY NFL camp.

  47. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 20, 2010 12:42 PM

    blmonroe12 says:
    August 20, 2010 11:44 AM
    I have a feeling this guy has one more memorable moment left in him to rival his knock out of the Boise player with a bad mullet..
    ____________________
    There is no such thing as a bad mullet.
    Business in the front, party in the back.

  48. Jeremy F says: Aug 20, 2010 12:48 PM

    Hide you Guns and Knives….

  49. karmathaitch says: Aug 20, 2010 12:56 PM

    jsbeck—
    get ur ass back to eruope and play soccer!! This is football, and football is violence, and i looooove me some violence!!!!

  50. CarlHess1 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:58 PM

    @realitypolice
    First, of all you played Rugby because you werent good enough for football. Get over it.
    Secondly, Ummm im pretty sure Blount did some trash talking in the paper, not in the guys face. Giving it back would be when the school/local/national newspaper interviewed him after the game talking a little trash himself. Not getting in the guys face after the game, talking sh!t and then smiling to you’re coach like your the man, before getting dropped and being confused like “What just happened?”
    Thirdly, I said it was the attitude of MOST people in the country today to “sue if someone touches them” not that the kid from Boise State actually sued Blount. So no you didnt miss anything.
    Im not even really that tough, so Im not sure what your talking about. Im just not running for President of the Metrosexual movement of America like you should be doing.

  51. windex666 says: Aug 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    I can read the headline already, “Titans rookie LaGarrette Blount shot after an altercation at a night club.” He is going to punch the wrong guy one of these times and and get the heater.

  52. azredbird4 says: Aug 20, 2010 1:09 PM

    lil flo…in looking at your diminutive size, you no doubt have only talked about football…when you actually PLAY SPORTS this happens sometimes.

  53. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2010 1:12 PM

    Did not a single one of you Blount apologists actually watch the Boise St game? The SUCKER PUNCH was bad enough. It was AFTER the sucker punch was what got him “suspended” for the rest of the year (yeah right). Blount went absolutely ballistic, going after teammtes, opposing fans, coaches, and even cops who should have tazed and handcuffed him. Blount was completely out of control. The guy has major control and anger issues.
    Oregon is to blame as well for not expelling this thug sooner. Not too surprising for the Miami of the West.

  54. imongo says: Aug 20, 2010 1:13 PM

    This clown will be back in the hood before opening kickoff

  55. StevieMo says: Aug 20, 2010 1:19 PM

    OJ Simpson skipped over the punching part and went straight to the knife.

  56. pigsty says: Aug 20, 2010 1:26 PM

    Actually, there’s a related angle to this story which I now find more interesting: Tony Dungy.
    I thought Ryan’s fschtick in Hard Knocks I was phony and offputting.
    But Dungy found it so offputting that he basically declared coaches like Ryan & kind untouchables, lepers, outcasts according to Dungy’s suddenly-high bar for acceptable behavior .
    Yet, as with Vick, Dungy found it deep within his heart to forgive Blount for behavior that Dungy deemed correctable but which many professionals find incorrigible.
    Bottom line: So why is Ryan’s behavior beyond correction while Blount, Vick et al. are not?
    What if Ryan’s outbursts weren’t calculated but the result of something organic, like Tourette’s?
    How can Dungy dismiss Ryan so simply and reflexively while deliberating so cautiously and sympathetically with sociopathic miscreants like Blount and/or Vick?
    The Ryans were wrong. Dungy has a right to his opinion if asked.
    Just as we have the right to recognize Dungy’s black-white two-faced double-standard of hypocrisy when it comes to men behaving badly.

  57. PurpleNGold says: Aug 20, 2010 1:30 PM

    opposition learns
    certain retaliation
    invites the first punch

  58. Xenu_D_Alien says: Aug 20, 2010 1:38 PM

    When keeping it real goes wrong.

  59. FinFan68 says: Aug 20, 2010 1:38 PM

    Thug, moron, troublemaker, goon, soon to be former NFL prospect. Some of you people are no better if you think his actions are OK. There may be a time and a place for violence, but taking a swing at someone because you feel insulted or “disrespected” is weak. This guy got mad because he was hit during a play. He has a better shot at a 3-5 year prison stint than he has at becoming a productive NFL player

  60. CarlHess1 says: Aug 20, 2010 1:40 PM

    @ granadafan
    I watched the game. He shouldnt have done what he did after punching the guy from Boise state in the face. Up until then, he did nothing wrong. So one could say that the guy from Boise State created that choatic atmosphere. And anyone who’s been in that type of atmosphere realizes there is no real logic to how you react during those situations. Every man for himself.

  61. cause you are the same says: Aug 20, 2010 1:52 PM

    # CarlHess1 says: August 20, 2010 12:58 PM
    @realitypolice
    First, of all you played Rugby because you werent good enough for football. Get over it.
    Secondly, Ummm im pretty sure Blount did some trash talking in the paper, not in the guys face. Giving it back would be when the school/local/nationa l newspaper interviewed him after the game talking a little trash himself. Not getting in the guys face after the game, talking sh!t and then smiling to you’re coach like your the man, before getting dropped and being confused like “What just happened?”
    Thirdly, I said it was the attitude of MOST people in the country today to “sue if someone touches them” not that the kid from Boise State actually sued Blount. So no you didnt miss anything.
    Im not even really that tough, so Im not sure what your talking about. Im just not running for President of the Metrosexual movement of America like you should be doing.
    ——————————————
    Spoken like a true chair-borne general.
    Typical thug behaviour.

  62. Scooby_Doo says: Aug 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    Can you PLEASE stop allowing this schmuck pimping his POS boycott football site to SPAM your comments section?

  63. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Aug 20, 2010 2:31 PM

    Someone remind this dumbass that he is in the pros now. Any civilian wanting a payday can walk up to him in a night club at 2:00 AM and…nevermind.
    Figure the odds of players putting themselves in situations like that. I stand corrected.

  64. ampats says: Aug 20, 2010 2:48 PM

    Mike Florio and team,
    Agree with Scooby_Doo, get rid of jsbeck and his boycottfootball site. I know multiple posters have asked the same.

  65. CarlHess1 says: Aug 20, 2010 3:31 PM

    @ cause you are the same
    Yup. I figured that metrosexual comment would get under your skin. I was right. Go watch Eat, Pray, Love and cry in front of your son.

  66. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2010 7:10 PM

    “CarlHess1 says:
    August 20, 2010 1:40 PM
    @ granadafan
    I watched the game. He shouldnt have done what he did after punching the guy from Boise state in the face. Up until then, he did nothing wrong. So one could say that the guy from Boise State created that choatic atmosphere. And anyone who’s been in that type of atmosphere realizes there is no real logic to how you react during those situations. Every man for himself.”
    —————————————————————
    Carl, no one else on the Oregon team reacted the way Blount did. There was no excuse for sucker punching the Boise player, even if he did act less than sportsmanlike. There is NO excuse. In fact, Blount’s own teammates tried to calm him down and one was hit for his efforts. The police could not even calm him down, nor could his coaches. If he didn’t have a phalanx of players, cops and coaches around him it would have been extremely ugly when he tried to charge the stands. Think the melee at the Pacers game. There is no excuse for being that out of control. Blount has very very very serious anger issues.
    Again, no other Oregon player reacted in that way or fought with any Boise player/fans. Only the out of control Blount, so it wasn’t the atmosphere.

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