Last summer, the St. Louis Rams relocated to Los Angeles. This summer, the San Diego Chargers made the same move. Now, the two franchises share a city, which should be fun.
Let’s just check in on how the Rams-Chargers cohabitation of L.A. and… OH SHIT, A FIGHT.
— Lisa Lane (@LisaLane_Sports) August 10, 2017
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The Rams and Chargers are training together before the season, and maybe the close proximity fueled some tensions. The brawl reportedly began when Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson and Chargers receiver Dontrelle Inman bickered over a pass interference call.
The scuffle quickly developed into a pretty legitimate brawl. Here’s Chargers receiver Keenan Allen absolutely decking a Rams player:
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Here’s Johnson’s explanation for how the sparring started:
“What sparked it? If you guys go back and watch the play, you’ll see I jammed him at the line of scrimmage. He had his hand in my facemask for more than 3, 4 yards. I let it go, trying to play it off, and at the end, he got in my face, and I’m not going to let nobody disrespect me.”
Later in practice, there was yet another fight:
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) August 10, 2017
So yeah, not a ton of love lost between these new intracity rivals.
In the end, this isn’t such a huge deal. Players fight during training camp all the time, and it usually means nothing. But it’s undeniably amusing that the Rams and Chargers have been together in L.A. for only a few months and are already physically coming to blows.