Martellus Bennett Suspended Indefinitely After Body Slamming His Teammate During Practice
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended indefinitely for an altercation with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. The two got into it during team drills on Monday, and things escalated quickly.
After the dust settled, Bennett channeled his inner Allen Iverson.
“I come to training camp for one reason and that’s to prepare to win a championship,” Bennett said later at lunch. “I play hard and go hard every single day. I’m probably one of the most violent people on the field. That’s just my style of play. I’m going to continue to play the same way I always play. That’s what I’m here for.
“It’s practice. Practice is practice. I know I sound like Allen Iverson right now, but it’s practice. [Expletive] happens at practice. You learn from it. That’s why it’s practice.”
It’s a shame this didn’t happen in an actual game. It’d have been interesting to see what type of punishment would be be levied.
Wide receivers, man. They’re an odd bunch.
[H/T: Chicago Tribune]