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Steelers Antonio Brown, Ike Taylor Fight In Practice

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.

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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.

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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.

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The goal-line drill was at the end of practice, but it seemed to further incite the players, especially Clark and Taylor.

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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.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.