Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton trade punches
You read that right. The Broncos starting wide receivers had just about enough of each other and traded blows halfway through Tuesday’s practice session.
It came to a head after a series that involved a couple of offensive penalties. After beating separated, Sutton was pulled away by Ronald Leary. Sanders, being the feisty guy he has always been, followed and soon there were water bottles being thrown as the two men argued.
Derek Wolfe intervened to calm Sanders down and Joe Flacco talked to both wide receivers in an effort to calm them both down. It all culminated with Fangio bring the entire team to midfield for a reset.
Fangio wasn’t pleased to hear about the event. He didn’t see it, but noted that it can’t happen.
“I don’t know all of the details of it,” Fangio said. “It kind of happened about 10 minutes before I even found out about it because I was on the other side of the field. Obviously, it’s not good. Can’t happen, shouldn’t happen, but you have to be able to react to these things and handle them the right way.”
After practice, both Sanders and Sutton refused to comment on the fight as they headed for the locker room. This situation will hopefully get worked out behind closed doors.