The SuperBowl LVI has left its mark between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
The two teams held a joint practice Thursday ahead of their preseason game on Saturday and tempers flared, resulting in Aaron Donald hitting some Bengals players with his helmet.
Bengals offensive lineman La’el Collins blocked Donald as quarterback Joe Burrow completed a long pass to Ja’Marr Chase. On the next play, Collins argued with linebacker Leonard Floyd, ripping off his helmet before throwing it away.
Training was even stopped prematurely after the third incident of the day.
Helmet kicks and punches were thrown during training at Paycor Stadium. Donald grabbed a helmet from a Bengals player before throwing several punches with it, before being knocked back to the ground.
“It had become hectic, so we stopped training. We had two really good days at work,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor explained in a text from the USA Today.
Last February, the Rams edged the Bengals 23-20 to win the SuperBowl. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, during their last preparatory match.