The Chicago Bears have announced that they have fined and suspended TE Martellus Bennett today. He is not with the team today during practice.
Bennett got into a fight with first round draft selection Kyle Fuller during practice yesterday. Practice was cut short because of the fight.
During practice on a red zone drill, Bennett caught a pass and Fuller attempted to strip the ball away. Instead of ripping the ball away, Fuller got Bennett’s shoulder pads and caused him to fall to the ground. Bennett immediately got to his feet and slammed the rookie to the ground. It took several minuted to get Bennett off of the rookie and a number of his teammates tried to stop the fight, but were unable to get it done. It was not a good look!
Here were some comments from Bennett after the incident:
“I come to training camp for one reason and that’s to prepare to win a championship,” Bennett said later at lunch. “I play hard and go hard every single day. I’m probably one of the most violent people on the field. That’s just my style of play. I’m going to continue to play the same way I always play. That’s what I’m here for. – ESPN
Bennett needs to slow his role. The team put him on suspension indefinitely because of his actions on the practice field. Not a great situation.