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Andre Roberts, Bashaud Breeland Fight During Redskins Practice

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    A fight broke out at Wednesday morning's Redskins practice between wide receiver Andre Roberts and rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Punches were thrown and teammates had to separate the two. NBC4's Jason Pugh, who was at the practice, said Roberts and Breeland were going one-on-one in drills, but right now it's unclear was sparked the altercation. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014)

    A fight broke out between Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts and cornerback Bashaud Breeland at practice Wednesday.

    NBC4's Jason Pugh was at practice Wednesday; he reported that Roberts and Breeland were going one-on-one in drills, but right now it's unclear what sparked the fight.

    When asked if the disagreement between Roberts with him and Breeland had been squashed, he half smiled and declined to comment. Breeland and Roberts have yet to speak to media, but their teammates are saying the fight was no big deal, Pugh reported.

    The altercation, caught on video, shows Breeland throwing two punches; Roberts threw a few as well. It's difficult to determine from the video who may have struck first.

    Here's some background on the incident from CSN Washington:

    Moments before the scuffle broke out, Breeland had been in tight coverage of Roberts on a deep pass from Colt McCoy. Roberts did not hold onto the ball, and both players tumbled to the turf. 

    Breeland briefly grabbed his groin area with both hands as he got up. It’s possible the rookie was injured as the two players hit the ground because he bent over for a moment before returning to the drill line.

    When Roberts and Breeland returned to the sideline, Roberts removed his helmet and confronted Breeland. The players squared up and then exchanged a few punches before teammates Ryan Clark, E.J. Biggers and Ryan Grant, among others, separated them.

    Roberts also shoved Clark as Clark attempted to diffuse the situation.


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