Fight Breaks Out Between Louisville And Kentucky After Lamar Jackson Shoves Kentucky Defender
It didn’t take long for things to get heated between longtime rivals Louisville and Kentucky. In the first quarter of their game today, both teams got into a scuffle after Louisville star QB Lamar Jackson shoved Kentucky defender Jordan Jones on the sideline after he felt he got hit late.
Watch as Jones appears to bump Jackson after the Louisville quarterback nearly scored a touchdown on the 1-yard line. Jackson went on to retaliate by shoving Jones which led to the Kentucky defender to tackle Jackson to the ground as other players joined in the scuffle.
Jackson, Jones, UK cornerback Lonnie Johnson and Louisville running back Malik Williams were all assessed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after the incident near UK’s bench, which continued for several minutes. UK wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas, a former Louisville assistant who recruited Jackson to U of L, was spotted on the field separating players from both teams.
Jackson, Jones, UK cornerback Lonnie Johnson and Louisville running back Malik Williams were all given unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for their actions. If any of the four players get penalized for another unsportsmanlike penalty throughout the game they get automatically ejected.
This isn’t the first time Louisville and Kentucky have gotten heated with each other. Back in 2014 Louisville coach Bobby Petrino and several Kentucky coaches got into a shoving match in a hilarious pregame scuffle.
Rivalry week is the best week in college football and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Louisville and Kentucky get into it again before the end of today’s game.