Bears Fine, Suspend TE Martellus Bennett After Fight With Rookie CB Kyle Fuller

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  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined and suspended for conduct detrimental to the team after the veteran was involved in a fight at practice Monday with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday.

    Emery did not specify the length of the suspension nor disclose the amount of the fine.

    "Last night, we made a decision to fine and suspend Martellus Bennett for an undetermined length of time," Emery said. "This is a process that we're working with Martellus. We are in contact with him.

    "Our goal is to have Martellus back as soon as possible. He's a very loved and respected teammate. We want him back, but it's a process we have to work through."

    Bennett was absent from Tuesday's workout, and Emery said the tight end is not with the team at training camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. He will remain on the active roster, Emery said, "but he will not be involved in any team activities at this time."

    "I have been in contact with Phil," Bennett's agent, Kennard McGuire, said in a statement. "We will keep those discussions between us. Martellus looks forward to rejoining his teammates."

    Source: ESPN
  2. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Yeah bro that's real smart, body slamming a first round pick after a 'routine play'.
  3. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Sounds like the play with fuller was kinda just the last straw. His attitude has gotten him in some hot water before. Plus the interview he did after the incident about how he can asked a fine didn't help. The bears are just hoping this serves as an attitude adjustment.
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  4. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Fuller isn't innocent though in this instance. It looked like Fuller pretty much grabbed Bennett by the face mask and took him down. Maybe got him by the front of the jersey. Could've hurt Bennett bad from what I saw. Bennett took Fuller down a similar way.

    But yeah, sounds like this was a little more than a suspension for a "practice fight." Consistent annoyance is what I hear.

    But here, the Fuller take down was uncalled for IMO. I would've expected Bennett to do the same...if not more.
  5. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Everything I've heard was that it was maybe uncalled for, but Bennett way overreacted. I heard a couple player interviews too and they pretty much backed fuller.
  6. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    read the comments at the bottom. Holy Crap.
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Funny...I heard opposite. Willie McGinest said he would've done more damage to Heath Evans said the same.
  8. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Yesterday there was a fight in Cowboys camp between Dez Bryant and JJ Wilcox.

    Garrett said "no big deal"
  9. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

    there is fights in every camp not a big deal
  10. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Exactly...which leads everyone to believe there was more to the suspension.
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  11. WC Jerome

    WC Jerome The poster formerly known as 'MK'!!

    Personally, I thought Fuller deserved some sort of punishment, as well.
  12. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    He got body slammed by a Hoss. Thats punishment enough
  13. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    Looked like he took lessons from The Hulkster.
  14. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Looks like Marty B. is doing the same thing in Chicago as he did in Dallas.
  15. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Some coaches like fights in practice, some coaches don't and the Bears have a head coach that does not. Hopefully Bennett takes this as a lesson learned.