Brawl Breaks Out Between NFL Players Ahead Of 'Monday Night Football'

Brawl Breaks Out Between NFL Players Ahead Of 'Monday Night Football'

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on October 16, 2023 at 8:27 PM EDT
Updated on October 16, 2023 at 8:30 PM EDT

The benches cleared during pre-game workouts at the Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers "Monday Night Football" game.

Players and coaches from both teams were involved in the fight as referees came running over to try and break it up.

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'Monday Night Football' Brawl Breaks Out

Brawl Breaks Out Between NFL Players Ahead Of 'Monday Night Football'

Ahead of "Monday Night Football", the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys got into a pre-game fight as players were seen pushing and shoving each other before the benches cleared.

The incident was caught on video and shared to social media almost immediately.

ESPN shared a video of the brawl to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, which shows Chargers players and Cowboys players exchanging words, before pushing and shoving broke out.

Pat Doney of NBC 5 also shared a video of the scuffle from the sideline, which showed a different angle of the incident as it unfolded.

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Meanwhile, one X account shared a video further back of the fight, which shows when the coaches and referees began clearing the benches and running over to try and break up the brawl.

It seems as though star running back, Austin Ekeler, of the Los Angeles Rams was punched, but there are no reports of him being taken out of the game at this time.

"Monday Night Football" kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET tonight as the Dallas Cowboys travel out to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to face the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Ravens’ Kyle Hamilton Ejected From NFL Game Following Brutal Play

Yesterday, Baltimore Ravens player Kyle Hamilton was ejected from the Sunday morning NFL game following a brutal helmet-to-helmet play, leaving wide receiver Chris Moore wobbling to get up.

During the third quarter of the early Sunday morning game, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chris Moore made a catch before Baltimore Ravens defender, Kyle Hamilton, came from behind, smacking him with a helmet-to-helmet player, knocking Moore to the ground.

Moore was visibly stumbling when he attempted to get up, before nearly falling back down as his teammates caught him. The wide receiver was then helped to the sideline and into the locker room for further evaluation as Kyle Hamilton was ejected from the game.

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According to reports, Hamilton did not agree with his ejection as he was seen cursing as he walked off the field.

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The NFL Players Association Reviews Concussion Protocol

Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa throws the football

The NFL is now taking head injuries much more seriously after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered two head injuries within five days.

The NFL Players Association reviewed the league’s concussion protocol following the Dolphins quarterback’s quick return to the game on Sunday against the Bills. The NFLPA deemed the UNC made “several mistakes” during the concussion protocol process, multiple sources told ESPN. One of those mistakes included not examining Tagovailoa’s back during the initial concussion examination.

Ataxia was present in Tagovailoa’s case during the Sunday game against the Buffalo Bills, the league’s chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said during a press conference.

On October 1, 2022, the NFL and NFLPA agreed on an amended concussion protocol. Now, any player who displays ataxia, which is defined as “abnormality of balance/stability, motor coordination or dysfunctional speech caused by a neurological issue,” must be removed from a game and is not allowed to return.

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