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Wednesday’s Mashup: Jarvis Landry, Terrance Mitchell exchange blows in Browns training camp fight

Lucy Burdge
August 15, 2018 - 6:02 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Seattle at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN, NESN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- A fight broke out at Browns training camp on Tuesday between Jarvis Landry and Terrance Mitchell after Mitchell tried to punch the ball out of Landry’s hands and Landry threw the ball at Mitchell’s helmet.

It started when Landry caught a short pass from Tyrod Taylor and Mitchell tried to hit it out of his hands, knocking Landry to the ground. Then Mitchell stepped over Landry, dragging his foot over Landry’s back.

This set Landry off and he jumped up, threw the ball at Mitchell’s head and the two came to blows.

This was only one of three fights that broke out on Day 14 of the team’s camp, as receiver Jeff Janis and defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon got into a scuffle, as did linebacker Brady Sheldon and defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun during special teams drills.

All in all this should make for some good Hard Knocks material.

-- The University of Maryland has accepted the “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes" made by its athletic training staff at a workout in May that led to the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

The university’s president, Wallace D. Loh, made the announcement on Tuesday and said he and athletic director Damon Evans visited McNair's family in Baltimore "to express on behalf of the university our apology for the loss of their son."

The school has parted ways with assistant athletic director for sports performance, Rick Court. Court resigned on Monday, according to a letter posted to Twitter.

McNair family attorney, Billy Murphy, said that during a workout on May 29, McNair had a body temperature of 106 degrees and was admitted to Washington Adventist Hospital but nobody from the school called 911 until an hour after McNair suffered a seizure at 5 p.m.

McNair later died on June 13.

In his written statement, Loh said, “We will do everything within our power to ensure that no University of Maryland student-athlete is ever again put in a situation where his or her safety and life are at foreseeable risk.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If you see my NFL money, how much I've made -- I got way more than that, baby.” -- Rob Gronkowski, on saving the money he’s earned with the Patriots

 

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