Aaron Donald Rips Off Helmets, Swings Them At Cincinnati Bengals Players In Wild Practice Melee

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Perhaps holding a joint practice between the two teams who last met in the Super Bowl wasn’t the best idea ever?

At least, that’s one lesson you could take away after an absolutely gigantic brawl broke out between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday.

The two teams are practicing alongside one another ahead of their preseason week three games on Saturday. There doesn’t appear to be a consensus opinion on how the melee begun. But it apparently was not the first of the practice.

Some are suggesting the fight began after a squabble between newly acquired Bengals tackle La’El Collins and Rams defensive lineman Leonard Floyd.

But perhaps the most notable takeaway from it all was Aaron Donald’s involvement. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year can be seen wielding a pair of Cincinnati Bengals helmets and swing them wildly before being thrown to the ground.

Donald has already shown off his penchant for physicality this offseason with a bizarre choke move on his teammates. But this is next-level terrifying. The ridiculously jacked defensive tackle is already scary enough without weapons in his hands, but this takes it to the next level.

Some weren’t a fan of the move by Donald, comparing to Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. Garrett missed the second half of the 2019 NFL season after swinging a helmet at the head of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.

Should Donald face a suspension or fine, finances won’t be an issue. He signed one of the richest deals in league history with the Rams in early June.

Donald and the Rams are set to start their Super Bowl defense on Sept. 8 against the visiting Buffalo Bills.