There must be something in the air, Nation.
For whatever reason, the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders decided to host a joint practice in California yesterday. It did not end well.
The skirmish above is apparently one of several that broke out during the joint practice, which at one point saw Dallas cornerback B.W. Webb struck in the back of the head by a fan brandishing a helmet and respond by taking a swing of his own. To be fair, that fan probably should have known that a cowardice will never go unpunished in these post-Malice in the Palace times.
After the jump: A different angle of the brawl, via Instagram user sc_spitta.
As of this write-up, the NFL has yet to issue an obligatory hand-wringing statement regarding the incident or disclose any possible fines or suspensions that may be levied. Who am I kidding? There won’t be.
One final thing of note, via ESPN:
“That passion, that’s mostly what I’d hoped what we would get out of getting these teams together,” said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who half-jokingly praised the remarkable power of Raiders offensive lineman Austin Howard’s uppercut punches.
(What we refer to as) Professional sports, everybody.