After popping up from a tackle, Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett threw CB Kyle Fuller to the ground. Bennett was suspended and fined, per sources.
Phil Emery says Martellus Bennett us absent today because he’s been fined and suspended undetermined time.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) August 5, 2014
It gets heated in training camps. Microburst fights bubble up regularly, but a full-on body-slam will draw much more attention than usual.
Fuller, a rookie, may have yanked Bennett’s facemask. The video is unclear, so Fuller could have been going for a strip.
Anyhow, a practice fight fine is unusual. The story will certainly play out as information is publicized.