Bruce Arians halts practice, makes Cardinals run sprints after brawl

AP

The Arizona Cardinals apparently didn’t learn from watching teammates Darnell Dockett and Bradley Sowell run laps after a scuffle in practice earlier this week.

Instead, head coach Bruce Arians had to give the entire team a stern reminder of his views on fights in practice.

According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website, Arians brought a halt to practice and made his entire team run sprints after a large group of players began to scrap near the line of scrimmage.

The players were made to run six sprints from sideline to sideline before Arians angrily called the team back together before storming off the field. After a brief pause, the team resumed practice – without their head coach – and finished the workout.

“(Coach) made his point, and we already knew where he stood with that,” cornerback Justin Bethel said. “Some guys, they lose their tempers, and it happens, but we’ve just got to keep on moving forward.”

After two fights in the same week, the Cardinals may take Arians’ message to not get in fights in practice a little more seriously in the future.