Frank Clark booted from practice after fight, Germain Ifedi leaves with trainers

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A fight at Seahawks practice on Thursday resulted in one player getting kicked out of the session and another getting medical attention from the training staff.

Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR reports that the fracas started when defensive lineman Rodney Coehip tossed” offensive lineman Will Pericak into a water dispenser during a drill. As players came together, right tackle Germain Ifedi, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, took a punch to the face from defensive end Frank Clark.

Clark, who was also at the center of a fight with the Chargers in a 2015 preseason game, was ejected from the practice and Ifedi left the field with medical personnel. After practice, coach Pete Carroll said he didn’t know the extent of any injury, but added “he’s alright” in reference to Ifedi. He also made it clear he doesn’t want to see those kinds of skirmishes on the practice field.

“Tempers flare. Frustrations and stuff like that. And then somebody goes overboard,” Carroll said. “Can’t do it. Can’t do it at all. I know it’s happened all around the league, it happens everywhere, but it’s not OK and it shouldn’t be part of it. You can’t do it in the game; you get ejected, which is just what you saw happen. Somebody can get hurt, which you saw happen. We’ve taken a big stance against it and really disappointed it happened on day four. But that’s it.”

Defensive end Michael Bennett said that while scuffles happen at camp, “we may have crossed that line today” and that Clark should apologize to Ifedi so the team can move on without any further bad feelings.

4 responses to “Frank Clark booted from practice after fight, Germain Ifedi leaves with trainers

  1. clark sucker punched Ifedi without his helmet on. he may have broken his jaw. I’m a hawk fan since day one and I have had it with carroll and his bs. you draft morons like clark and McDowell, this is what you get. nice work hawks. plain f’n stupid.

  2. seaacres says:

    August 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    clark sucker punched Ifedi without his helmet on. he may have broken his jaw. I’m a hawk fan since day one and I have had it with carroll and his bs. you draft morons like clark and McDowell, this is what you get. nice work hawks. plain f’n stupid.
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    I highly doubt Ifedi had nothing to do with it. Ifedi got into multiple fights last year in training camp with the entire defensive line. Not saying that Clark is innoncent but I guarantee you Ifedi was just as guilty. But I enjoy this stuff as long as its in Training Camp. Let everyone make the dumb mental mistakes now while it doesn’t cost the team anything.

  3. Frank Clark was arrested for domestic violence and expelled from the football team at the University of Michigan. Seattle took a chance and drafted him in the second round. Looks like his temper has not gotten any better

  4. When temperatures are hot, crime rate increases, and people’s temper gets hotter. Seattle is having a heat wave, and nearby Portland had temperatures higher than Phoenix. Therefore the weather may have something to do with these incidents.

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