The summer heat got the best of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, fewer than two weeks before they open up the regular season.
Various reports from practice on Monday indicate that star wide receiver Chase Claypool and Pro Bowl safety Minkah Fitzpatrick got in a heated fight.
“They’re competitors. You almost expect it to happen at least once,” guard Kevin Dotson told reporters after practice.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin refused to elaborate on the fight.
Other indications were that the two star players threw blows at one another in the end zone during the end of practice. As information about the scrape was breaking, other Steelers players spoke out about the incident.
“We understand we don’t want – especially our star players, we don’t want anyone getting hurt,” defensive lineman Tyson Alualu said.
There’s obviously no video of the fight available. Once that happens, we’ll update this article accordingly.
As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they open up the regular season Week 1 against the defending AFC East champion Buffalo Bills. Let’s just hope this passion carries over to the regular season.