Martellus Bennett, Kyle Fuller brawl at Bears camp

AP

It’s about that time in training camps across the league where players are getting tired of running into the same guy every single day.

Players are ready to hit someone else for a change and preseason games are quickly approaching to give teams the opportunity to do so.

However, tensions can still get heated in practice and the most recent scuffle in training camp comes at the hands of the Chicago Bears.

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, tight end Martellus Bennett and cornerback Kyle Fuller got into a fight during practice when Fuller inadvertently pulled Bennett to the ground while attempting to strip the football away.

Bennett jumped to his feet and slammed the Bears’ first-round pick to the turf in retaliation and argued with receiver Brandon Marshall for several minutes before getting his emotions back in check.

“It’s practice. Practice is practice. I know I sound like Allen Iverson right now, but it’s practice,” Bennett said. “[Expletive] happens at practice. You learn from it. That’s why it’s practice.”

Luckily for the Bears, no one was ultimately hurt in the tiff between Bennett and Fuller. However, the sooner players can begin hitting players wearing a different uniform for a change, the better off we’ll all be for it.

Chicago opens the preseason Friday night at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

12 responses to “Martellus Bennett, Kyle Fuller brawl at Bears camp

  1. Saw the whole thing. Fuller (easy on the pepsi!) was trying to strip the ball and earn his stripes in this D. Marty B’s reaction was completely unnecessary. He needs to chickity check himself before he wrecks himself (e.g., costs his whole team via an unnecessary roughness penalty in a game).

  2. And this is why nobody should be surprised if a TE is the Bears 1st round pick next spring. This is least the 3rd such incident Martellus has been in the middle of already this preseason, and could very easily have caused the Bears 1st round pick to be injured on a day they already lost their #3 WR for significant time.

    If you are gonna pull this B.S. you had better be Gronk/Graham good and he isn’t even close.

  3. Yes, isn’t it just dreadful that Bennett got pulled to the ground during football practice? This certainly calls for drastic retaliation.

  4. Looks like Trestman is having a hard time controlling one of the knuckle heads Emery signed for the Bears. Emery has built this team on cast offs that were deemed cancers elsewhere. This is going to be hilarious to watch when it implodes.

  5. I saw this story and immediately was upset with Bennett.. until I saw the video. Fuller let his arm slip up towards his neck and essentially tried to clothesline him, even if unintentionally. I would have slammed him too.. I don’t believe in rookie hazing but I do think this kid needed to be reminded to show a little more respect out there..

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