Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette reports that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Ike Taylor got in a fight at practice on Sunday. It was the second time Brown and Taylor had fought in camp.â†µ
The altercation began when Taylor stepped in front of an end-zone pass for Brown and tried to wrestle the ball away. After jostling for the ball on the ground, the players jumped to their feet, and Brown threw a punch at Taylor. Several teammates intervened.â†µ
That was followed by a spirited goal-line drill in which [Ryan] Clark, who was not a participant, stood off to the side and screamed and gestured his support for the defense. The defense dominated the drill, winning six of seven plays.â†µ
The goal-line drill was at the end of practice, but it seemed to further incite the players, especially Clark and Taylor.â†µ
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was among those breaking up the fight. This probably doesn't mean a whole lot. Training-camp tussles aren't that uncommon. It's hard to imagine Brown or Taylor will let something like this get to them, but it's certainly a story to watch going forward.â†µ
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