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It’s been more than a week since Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald waved his helmet at a Cincinnati Bengals player at a joint practice, but he’s still taking responsibility for his actions.
In an interview with reporters on Monday, Donald said he had gotten out of the situation and focused on Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Bills The team’s season opener.
“I’m glad no one got hurt in practice or anything, but I’m just focusing on Buffalo,” he said . “…everyone protects each other, everyone gets out of the way, that’s all that matters.”
Ben Baby and Sarah said ESPN’s Barshop that the altercation occurred on Aug. 25 near the end of practice, when a Rams player caught Bengals offensive tackle La Trobe from behind during a team practice. ‘el Collins. Before a scuffle broke out between the two teams, Collins shrugged and started throwing punches. A video emerged on social media showing Donald swinging his helmet several times during the altercation. The last time the incident was spoken of this week, Donald played down it almost as much as Monday, putting it Described as the normal result of a competition between two teams.
“It’s just an exercise,” Donald said at
Said on The Zach Gelb Show (h/t CBS Sports’ John Breech). “Obviously, people will pull out their phones and stuff like that, but I’m not going to sit down and talk about the negative things that happen in practice. My main focus is Buffalo.”
Rams head coach Sean McVeigh was asked during the Aug. 27 preseason game against the Bengals if Donald was subject to any disciplinary action for his actions, and he said: “We’ve dealt with this internally, and we’re going to keep it in-house.”
This thing doesn’t seem to be Keeping Donald on the field for the reigning Super Bowl champion kicks off the 2022 season on Thursday against the Bills.