Come on now, guys, there’s no need to fight. Jake Locker has plenty of friendship bracelets to go around.
Reports out of Tennessee Titans training camp on Saturday said that a small fight between safety Michael Griffin and wide receiver Michael Preston turned into a 20-man brawl. The instigating event was a play where Griffin grabbed receiver Nate Washington after the whistle, a move that Washington’s fellow receiver Preston felt crossed a line.
Griffin, who admitted to throwing the first punch when Preston confronted him, explained the fight afterwards:
The DBs are going to stick up for DBs and receivers stick up for receivers. One thing leads to another. It’s kind of the nature they’re trying to put into us. Stick up for your brotherhood, go out there and play hard and play physical (USA Today).
Preston downplayed the whole event, saying it was not a big deal:
It was a little scuffle. It’s part of football. It’s going to happen sometimes when you’re out there competing against each other on a high level. … Neither one of us wanted to back down. You move on from it, and you keep helping each other get better.
Let’s just hope that Titans players take out their frustrations in a more healthy and musical way next time there’s a confrontation.
[Source: USA Today]