NFL News {Video} Cam Newton Fights Teammate & Geno Smith Get His Jaw Broken In Training Camp

Published On August 11, 2015 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News


I don’t know what it is about NFL training camp but teammates just can’t seem to play nice with each other. Maybe it’s spending every waking moment together for pretty much a month straight that makes players sick of each other. Maybe it’s practicing in 90 degree weather everyday that’s making everyone extra irritable. Or maybe it’s because they only have their teammates to take their aggression out on before the actual season starts, when they can start butting heads with the opposing team again. Who knows? But it happens every year and this year has been no exception.

Last week, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant got in a fight with cornerback Tyler Patmon, and the two had to be separated after throwing punches at each other. Other reports surfaced that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-49er Aldon Smith got in a fight as well last week (though Kaep has denied these stories). Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Marcus Cooper also got into it after Cooper held Maclin on a pass play during practice. And now, it’s the Panthers’ turn. The Panthers are starting off their week on a rough note after quarterback Cam Newton got in a fight with cornerback Josh Norman this morning.

During practice today, Newton threw an interception that was picked off by Norman. As Norman tried to run it back, he stiff-armed Newton in the head. Well, Newton didn’t appreciate that very much and he immediately went after his teammate. A fight broke out between the two and from the looks of it, Cam won.

I doubt there’s any real animosity between the two and it’s probably nothing more than some healthy competition. “At the end of the day, we’re all family,” head Coach Ron Rivera insisted. But regardless, it sure makes for some good entertainment.


Add Geno Smith and reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali to the list of players who have come to blows during this season’s NFL summer camp. Unfortunately for Smith though, his tussle with Enemkpali left him with a broken jaw that will cause him to sit out 6-10 weeks.

The incident took place Tuesday morning in the team’s locker room. “It was nothing to do with football. … It was very childish,” coach Todd Bowles said. “He got cold-cocked … sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw. He’s got a broken jaw, a fractured jaw.” Due to his actions, the Jets immediately released IK Enemkpali on the spot. He was a sixth round draft pick in 2014.

“The team knows it. It’s something we don’t tolerate, something we can’t stand,” Bowles tells ESPN. “You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face. It was something very childish, something sixth-graders could’ve talked about. It had no reason to happen. If they want to tell you what happened, they can tell you what happened. I told them I wouldn’t say anything about it.”

While Geno takes the next month or two to recuperate, veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will step in and start the season as quarterback.

I wonder what’s behind the sudden drama between Geno and IK.

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