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    LeGarrette Blount throws another punch, this time in Titans camp
    USA Today
    Aug 18, 2010
    - Jim Corbett

    NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Titans rookie running back LeGarrette Blount lost his helmet, then his head when he punched defensive lineman Eric Bakhtiari in the facemask at the end of a physical, intense practice Wednesday night.

    Blount, who was suspended from the Oregon team last season when he punched a Boise State player following a nationally televised ESPN game, took exception to a defender ripping his helmet off as he pinballed off at least six tacklers.

    The 6-foot, 247-pound power back went undrafted, likely as a result of teams being wary of the incident. But Blount felt he was justified for his punch this time.

    "It's not like they hit me so hard my helmet got knocked off. They kept knocking my helmet off,'' Blount says. "I lowered my shoulder and they reached around the back of my head and pulled my helmet off.

    "When somebody loses their helmet, now the play is dead. It's supposed to die.

    '"They kept hitting me, hitting me, hitting me with my helmet off. What's the point? Guys get fed up with it. They were doing stuff that didn't need to be done.

    "It just reached a peak.''

    Blount is running with the third string. Recently-signed former Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams running back Sam Gado defended Blount.

    "That was just pure determination and toughness. It was because of the nature of the practice, he was not going to go down,'' Gado says.

    Said second-year cornerback Jason McCourty: "His helmet popped off, so I don't blame him for throwing a punch.''

    All the same, Blount is likely to get a talking to from offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger about keeping his head next time a defender tries to tick him off.

    Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he wasn't upset with Blount's heated reaction.

    "I'm not disappointed whatsoever," Fisher said. "His past is his past. I have great confidence in the young man, that he's learned from his mistake."

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    Default Re: LeGarrette Blount throws another punch

    Not surprising.Again,I'd just like to say that I was RIGHT about this guy.



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    Default Re: LeGarrette Blount throws another punch

    I personally think it was a steal by the Titans to get him the way they did... I think he could turn into a solid back, if he can keep his head...

    ... Besides, how many scraps do you see in training camps?... This was no big deal IMO... Just blown out of proportion by the media.
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