A New England Patriots training camp fight on Tuesday resulted in the ejection of both one of the team’s most established veterans as well as one if its prized offseason acquisitions.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Stephon Gilmore were both kicked out of practice after a fight, according to multiple reporters on the scene.
The dust-up began after an incomplete pass in the end zone. Edelman flung Gilmore to the ground, per reports, and was pulled away by wide receiver Chris Hogan as the scuffle escalated.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has made a habit of throwing players out of practice for fighting. Cornerback Malcolm Butler and former center Bryan Stork were ejected last year for similar infractions.
Edelman, 31, led the Patriots in receiving last season with 98 catches for 1,106 yards. Gilmore, the former Buffalo Bills standout, signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the Patriots this offseason.
Source: USA Today
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