Offseason workouts are underway in the NFL, and reports of physical brawls will soon follow. Teams are still looking to finalize their roster and emotions are high as players attempt to showcase their talents to their coaching staff.
That appears to be the case for the Chicago Bears, as their OTA session was abruptly cut short by Coach Marc Trestman, after defensive tackle Lamarr Houston and offensive tackle Jordan Mills got into a scuffle that resulted in tight end Martellus Bennett getting restrained by his teammates after his helmet came off due to all the shoving and pushing.
“That’s football. We just go back to the next play and keep working. It’s nothing personal. Marty is a good guy. He’s a good friend of mine. I’m going to go in there with him after this. Everything is all good,” said Houston via the Chicago Tribune.
The players involved in the short-lived affray downplayed the scuffle as regular football intensity, but Bennett wouldn’t let the incident come to an end without first logging on to Twitter to verbalize his emotions because that’s what tough guys do of course.
I go hard every fucking day. No doubt about that. Not a single ounce of bitch in me.
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) June 3, 2014