The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally had their first fight of training camp.
Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler got into a shouting match and had to be separated by teammates, with the most heated exchange coming as they walked off the field and back into the locker room.
After 11 consecutive padded practices, tempers flared during a #Jaguars team period Sunday and continued afterward when Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue repeatedly had to be separated by teammates. https://t.co/8DtCN9kLBV pic.twitter.com/D9V6GhDC8h— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 12, 2018
The fight began earlier in practice when tight end James O’Shaughnessy caught a pass from quarterback Blake Bortles and Fowler reportedly shoved him when he was out of bounds. Several players rushed in until it became a practice-stopping altercation, according to Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union.
Tough to see who all was involved from this angle. But here's the shot. pic.twitter.com/furfoMVihN— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 12, 2018
On the way back to the locker room, Ngakoue rushed towards Fowler. Teammates, including Calais Campbell, tried to stop Ngakoue but they were unsuccessful and some shouting ensued. Abry Jones was able to separate the players before it became physical.
And the best part of the entire thing? Jalen Ramsey sees Heilman recording to video and yells, “Hey, man, y’all stop recording that shit, man!” as the video abruptly ends.
When the King speaks, you listen.
You can read Phillip Heilman’s entire account of the altercations here.