The NFL does not appear interested in disciplining Aaron Donald for his actions during the Rams’ joint practice against the Bengals.
On Thursday, Donald was seen swinging two helmets at Bengals players during a brawl between the two teams.
Aaron Donald uses an opponent’s helmet as a weapon and you can actually hear him hit another player. This is out of control. https://t.co/bNL1CKEn11
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 25, 2022
Deleted video of Aaron Donald swinging a helmet at bengals players. pic.twitter.com/dHCAGN8Bby
— Not Jake 🥷🏻 (@CincyHub) August 25, 2022
According to Josina Ande,rson an NFL exec told her the NFL doesn’t get involved in punishing players for incidents that occur in practice,
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 26, 2022
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio also confirmed Anderson’s report.
PFT has confirmed the longstanding practice of clubs being responsible for overseeing conduct of players at practice, including joint practices.
This means that Donald will be suspended or otherwise punished only by the Rams. Which means that Donald won’t be suspended or otherwise punished.
If it were a lesser player, the Rams likely would do something. If it were a player on the roster bubble, he’d likely be cut.
But it’s Aaron Donald. Examples are made of the scrubs. Excuses are made for the stars. And there are few bigger stars currently in the NFL than Aaron Donald.
For more on this brawl:
Sean McVay shares his immediate reaction to the wild Rams-Bengals brawl https://t.co/TJK7ZzbYeG
— BroBible (@BroBible) August 26, 2022
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