Aaron Donald downplayed swinging a helmet at Cincinnati Bengals gamers in a brawl at a joint observe between final season’s Tremendous Bowl groups this previous Thursday.
“It was only a observe. It was soccer,” Donald stated Wednesday in an interview for an upcoming episode of the AP Professional Soccer Podcast. “I do not actually need to return to nothing destructive that occurred and speak about one thing that occurred in a observe. My major focus is Buffalo.”
The three-time AP Defensive Participant of the Yr and seven-time All-Professional was thrown to the bottom after swinging a helmet whereas gamers threw fists in a free-for-all that ended the session between the visiting Los Angeles Rams and the Bengals.
Requested if he addressed the incident along with his teammates and Rams coach Sean McVay and if every part was OK, Donald, who appeared on behalf of Dr. Teal’s, stated solely “sure.”
In 2019, the Browns’ Myles Garrett was suspended six video games for utilizing his helmet to hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the top throughout a regular-season recreation.
Donald is not topic to punishment from the NFL as a result of the incident occurred throughout observe and groups are accountable for disciplining their gamers.
The defending Tremendous Bowl champions start the season subsequent Thursday night time at house in opposition to the Buffalo Payments.