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Things weren't nearly as cordial on Thursday. The reigning AFC and NFC champions engaged in a wild brawl that brought the practice to a halt.

The melée started after a run play during which Bengals offensive tackle La'el Collins was engaged with a Rams defender.

Collins took exception to how long the Los Angeles player grabbed him from behind and began throwing punches.

To nobody's surprise, Rams instigator Aaron Donald was involved in the fight. However, he may have taken things a bit too far with his antics.

Indeed, that's Donald in the middle of the fray swinging a couple of Bengals helmets at members of the opposing team.

He fired some big shots with the equipment in hand before several players including a couple of Rams were able to get him to the ground.

It's unclear exactly what prompted Donald's helmet swing, but many on social media expressed their disdain for what happened. That included former Seahawks, 49ers and Buccaneers corner Richard Sherman

Others likened Donald's swing to that of Myles Garrett, who hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head

with the helmet at the end of a Browns vs. Steelers game in 2019. Garrett was suspended for the rest of the season (six games) by the NFL.

That said, Bengals coach Zac Taylor didn't make much of the fight when reporters caught up with him in its immediate aftermath.

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