Los Angeles Rams say team will handle discipline for Cincinnati Bengals brawl ‘internally’

The Los Angeles Rams stated any discipline for star defensive lineman Aaron Donald and different gamers concerned in Thursday’s brawl throughout a joint observe with the Cincinnati Bengals will be dealt with by the team.

“The incident will be addressed internally, and any discipline will remain in-house,” a Rams spokesperson stated Friday when requested if Donald or different gamers can be disciplined.

After the primary day of joint practices passed off with out challenge, Thursday’s observe ended early after a struggle broke out on the sector throughout a drill between the Bengals’ first-team offense and the Rams’ first-team protection.

Multiple helmets got here off throughout the struggle, and a Cincinnati Enquirer photographer spotted Donald holding a Bengals helmet in every hand. After observe, a video circulated on Twitter showing to indicate Donald swinging a helmet a number of occasions throughout the scrum.

Donald, who was scheduled to talk throughout observe, was not made obtainable. He later declined remark by a team spokesperson.

In his post-practice availability, Rams coach Sean McVay stated he did not wish to make a giant deal of the struggle, saying his understanding was that nobody was injured within the struggle and, “it’s like anything else, you just move forward and this’ll be a little blip on the radar an hour from now for our guys.”

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