NFL Star Travis Kelce Gets Into A Fight During Chiefs Game

Travis Kelce Slams Justin Tucker For NFL Pre-Game Drama

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on January 31, 2024 at 12:45 PM EST

Travis Kelceis now breaking his silence on the pre-game drama that occurred with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Last weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game. During warm-ups, there was some drama between Justin Tucker, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce.

While Justin Tucker says he “wasn’t trying to be problematic,” but Travis Kelce isn't buying it.

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On Sunday, January 28, ahead of the AFC Championship game, a video made its rounds on social media, showing Justin Tucker stretching and warming up alongside many of the Kansas City Chiefs players.

Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback, was one of the players throwing the ball around to loosen up. Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, then walks over to where the QB was practicing and kicks Tucker’s football and tosses his helmet out of the way.

Now, Travis is addressing why the entire situation occurred.

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“But, it’s always — if you’re trying to go onto the other team’s designated area, you kind of stay out of their way. You know? You don’t interfere with what they have going on,” Travis said.

During pre-game, each team typically takes one side of the NFL field to get warm-ups in, however, ahead of the AFC Championship game, Justin Tucker was spotted where the Chiefs were warming up, seemingly stirring up some drama.

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“That’s the unwritten rule," Travis said on his podcast of how teams typically warm up. "If you want to be a f----ng d--k about it, you keep your helmet and your football, and your f---ing kicking tee right where the quarterbacks are warming up. And they’re dropping, eyes are looking left and they’ve got a helmet down by their feet.”

Jason Kelce, Travis's older brother, then agreed with Travis, stating, “It’s actually kind of dangerous, really."

Travis then responded, “Like if you’re not going to pick that up, I’ll happily move that for you."

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“I mean, he was kind of winking at me, being a d--k about it, trying to get under the skin,” Travis said. “I get it. But me and Pat? We’ve been having the same mentality for this game all week long, man. And it was a, you’ve got to go in there and have the right mind frame, right mind set, and we just weren’t in a joking mood. We were ready to get after it," he added of the big playoff game.

“So, Justin, sorry if we took it to a level that you didn’t think it’d get to that way, but if you’re going to be a d--k, I promise you, I can one up you every time, dude.”

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Patrick Mahomes also addressed the situation, claiming Justin Tucker was being disrespectful.

“He does that little stuff, I think to try to get under our skin,” Mahomes said on The Drive on Audacy’s 610 Sports Radio. “I asked him to move his stuff. He got up and moved it, I think, two inches but didn’t move it out of the way. I was gonna let it slide, but Travis got in and moved it for me. And after that, I wasn’t gonna let him put it back down.”

Mahomes acknowledged that Tucker is “one of the best kickers of all time, probably the best kicker of all time,” and he has “a lot of respect for him as a player,” however, "you’ve got to have respect for each team, and we all share the field, and we try to do that in a respectful way.”

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Justin Tucker recently claimed he “wasn’t trying to be problematic” and he was “just trying to get ready for the football game just like [Patrick and Travis] are.”

The Baltimore Ravens kicker also says he “thought it was all just some gamesmanship, all in good fun, but they seemed to be taking it a little more seriously.”

The Kansas City Chiefs ultimately beat the Baltimore Ravens and are now heading to the Super Bowl, which airs on Sunday, February 11.

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