LeGarrette Blount

The handshake line at the end of an Arizona youth football game turned ugly as punches were thrown. In the middle of all this was former three-time Super Bowl winning running back LeGarrette Blount, who was one of the head coaches.

TMZ Sports reported that local police is investigating the fight that took place at a U-12 football game in Gilbert, Arizona last Saturday night.

In the video, there was some arguing taking place and Blount suddenly charged to someone in a white shirt and threw a couple punches. The two were separated and the fight was over by the time police arrived.

Blount took to Twitter to state that while the video didn’t show everything, he took full responsibility for his role in the fight and apologized to those on both teams.

“Today video footage was sent to TMZ in regards to my actions at a football game this past weekend. Unfortunately the video shared does not display all [of] the details that transpired. Regardless of that, I take full responsibility for my part in it and for putting myself in this situation. I apologize to all of my players and parents and also to the players and parents on the other team. As a leader, father and a role model I understand my actions are unacceptable. I hope and pray for your understanding and forgiveness and plan to continue to be a positive impact in the lives of our youth.”

While Blount had a rather successful nine-year NFL career that consisted of three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, he was suspended in college for punching Boise State player Byron Hout after a game when he was at Oregon. Years later, Blount accused Hout of calling him the N-word at the time and he punched Hout because of that.


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