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Jermichael Finley’s punches higlight fights at Packers training camp (video)


Things got a bit surly at Green Bay Packers training camp as players got a little testy with one another during a full-contact drill on Wednesday morning when three separate scuffles occurred one after another in a relatively short period of time.

Tight end Jermichael Finley’s punch-fest with linebacker Jarvis Reed was the title bout, preceded by offensive lineman T.J. Lang and rookie linebacker Sam Barrington going at it first followed by offensive lineman Greg Van Roten and linebacker Robert Francois mixing it up.

Green Bay’s FOX 11 was on the scene and captured the below video of the series of fracases:

Oh, the humanity! Won’t somebody¬†please¬†think of the children in attendance?!?

Little skirmishes are an all-too-frequent event at NFL training camps and more often than not are taken with a grain of salt by the team and usually concludes with a “no harm, no foul” and “hurt feelings, not hurt bodies” endgame.

But what makes Finley’s skirmish somewhat intriguing is he was attempting to cultivate a new image with the team this summer, saying the following in a profile piece in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel about how he’s attempting to curtail the extracurricular activities that have made him a target for Packers fans and teammates alike: “It just happened,” he said. “I’m not trying to do it. It’s not something on my mind every day. I’m just getting better every day and doing what I’m supposed to, do it the right way.

“When I’m out on the field, I talk when I’m supposed to talk,” Finley said. “Here, I’m just doing the right things, doing what I’m supposed to do and doing it the right way.”

The right way? More like the right hook, am I right? Hey-ohhhh!]