Fights are normal in fall camps on the NFL and college level. This weekend saw some fighting at Florida’s camp potentially injuring a key defensive player, so it is clear the risks involved when tempers flare. Things reportedly took a bit of an ugly turn at UCLA practice on Monday, with star linebacker Myles Jack reportedly being kicked out of practice for the day following some rough stuff with sophomore offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch.
Guys getting testy halfway through camp. LB Myles Jack got sent to the locker room after he and RT Caleb Benenoch went at each other. #ucla
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) August 11, 2014
By most initial accounts on Twitter, it appears this was nothing too out of the ordinary for practice fights, but it is always best to remove a player or players involved in this sort of activity when possible to provide for the safety of each player involved. It would be a shame if UCLA lost such a talented player like Jack due to some heated moments in a practice in mid-August. The same rings true for an offensive lineman who started nine games for the Bruins a season ago.