For just a split second, it appeared Bears TE Martellus Bennett would do the right thing.
He turned to walk back to the huddle. Then, all of a sudden Bennett snapped, pushing rookie first-round pick Kyle Fuller, before body slamming him to the ground in a confrontation that required several players to break up, while also causing Bears coach Marc Trestman to end Monday’s training camp practice earlier than scheduled.
“It’s practice,” Bennett said later. “Practice is practice. I know I sound like Allen Iverson right now, but at the end of the day it’s practice. At practice, [expletive] happens.”
As the story points out, practice is also where the habits exhibited in games -- such as team discipline -- are born.