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Video: 2 NFL teams brawl in bench-clearing fist fight

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August 20, 2023

What was meant to be a productive practice quickly turned into an unexpected display or raw competitive spirit, as a fist fight broke out during a joint NFL workout between the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Commanders.

The Baltimore Ravens and Washington Commanders, two riveting rivals, decided to maximize their preparations for the NFL season with a joint practice session, according to The Daily Caller. The intention was for both teams to get more reps and improve game time.

On the field, however, Tylan Wallace, the talented Ravens wide receiver, and the Commanders’ first-round pick, Emmanuel Forbes, found themselves at the epicenter of disruptive chaos.

A video captured Forbes allegedly striking Wallace in a questionable manner below his belt, which ignited the retaliation from Wallace. In mere moments, what began as a one-on-one conflict expanded, with Commanders safety Kamren Curl rushing to aid Forbes.

As if on cue, players from both teams sprinted towards the brewing brawl, turning the practice field into a whirlwind of flying helmets and flaring tempers.

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The scene, while shocking to many, also underlines the undeniable passion players hold for the game. Even in the off-season, the intensity of football players is evident. For many people, football is not just about touchdowns; instead it’s about pride, honor, and the boundless energy that each team’s players bring to the field every week.

The confrontation reached a point where both head coaches felt it best to momentarily withdraw their teams in an effort to de-escalate the situation, according to Essentially Sports. Although tensions eventually subsided, the lingering buzz of the altercation persisted throughout the remainder of the joint practice.

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.