Tensions ran high during the San Francisco 49ers' training camp practice this Tuesday afternoon. An all-out team brawl unfolded after two of the team's star players began going at it.
Niners All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner and third-year wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk squared up in what's being described as a "boxing match" during practice. Teammates got involved to settle down the situation.
"#49ers A wild day with a couple of fights as things escalated between WR Brandon Aiyuk and LB Fred Warner. At one point, Aiyuk and Warner squared up like an actual boxing match which led to full fledged brawl. A Warner hit on WR Marcus Johnson seemed to spur that one," said Nick Wagoner.
Moments later, Warner and Aiyuk began fighting again and that's when the entire team reportedly became involved. Kyle Shanahan had to stop practice and was apparently furious with the team.
Wagoner added, "An exceedingly angry Kyle Shanahan stopped practice after that, calling for a huddle which he started with some choice words before they resumed. Tensions cooled, few plays later Dre Greenlaw made enough contact to knock Kyle Juszczyk down and Warner hustled over to help him up."
It's about this time of year brawls start breaking out in training camp. Players want to get a bit more physical with the pads on, but sometimes take things too far.
Warner, meanwhile, has made it a mission to get under Aiyuk's skin to try and get more out of the former Arizona State start. He clearly took things a bit too far.
It'll be interesting to see whether or not this lingers for the 49ers during training camp the rest of this month.