Earl Thomas, of the Baltimore Ravens, sent home after “heated confrontation” with fellow teammate Chuck Clark on the field.
Practice for the Ravens did not go well Saturday, as the two safeties exchanged heated words with each other, to the point of a brawl almost happening. Reports describe players holding back Carlson from attacking Thomas, while Thomas had his fist balled, ready to brawl.
“It just lasted longer than it needed to for me. You’re going to have these things in training camp. I think you’re going to have tempers flare, sure. It happens every training camp, especially right about now, probably. But I don’t like them when they extend like that and eat into our reps, and we’re going to have to find out why and make sure that doesn’t happen. We need to keep our eye on the prize.” Head coach John Harbaugh said to NBC sports, yesterday August 22.
Other media outlets reported about “mounting frustration” towards Thomas during practices. Frustrations that ultimately led to Thomas’s suspension.
Local radio show, The Fan, discussed the growing frustrations among the Ravens have been because of Thomas.
The Insider also tweeted that “there is mounting frustration among @Ravens DBs, about Earl Thomas being more punctual and focused, not freelancing, etc. Which was behind today’s skirmish. Some vets think DeShon Elliott merits more reps. Thomas is not the most popular guy there.”
No one knows if yesterday’s confrontation will result in The Ravens cutting Thomas. However, if Thomas is cut, the Ravens will see a 10 million dollar loss due to the 10 million dollar salary the Ravens promised him.
The Ravens, do have a way to punish Thomas for his actions. According to NBC sports reporter, Mike Florio, “PFT obtained a copy of Thomas’ contract, and it’s clear that the guarantee for 2020 evaporates if the Ravens suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team.”
The Raven’s first game is September 13, against the Cleveland Browns.
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