Tensions have been high this training camp season, with on-field tussles already reported from the Jets and Bucs, along with Commanders and Ravens. The players are getting after it – and getting into it – with each other this pre-season.
A third one is added to the list today from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers.
The two got into a heated altercation on the field, leading to a physical fight.
BroBible reported that the conflict took place during an 11-on-11 drill. Maxx allegedly aggressively pursued Akers during a running play.
During 11-on-11, #Raiders DE Maxx Crosby chased down Cam Akers on a run play and tried to punch the ball loose. The play was basically dead, so Akers took offense and punches were thrown. Both sides got involved and it eventually got broken up.
The teams quickly broke up the altercation, and Akers was immediately ejected from the practice since he was the first to make initial physical contact while Crosby attempted to take the ball at the end of the drill.
Crosby was put on the sidelines for the remainder of the practice.
Although there is no video evidence released at this time of the altercation, Crosby did speak to the press after the fight noting:
“Shit, I was just doing what I do. He didn’t like that. So, he got what he got. It is what it is.”