One of the beauties of an NFL training camp is the opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite team. But that right was violated during Tuesday's mixed practice session between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.
According to multiple reports a brawl between the Raiders offense and Cowboys defense spilled over into the stands. In the midst of that melee a Raiders fan swung a helmet at Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb, who then retaliated with a swing at the fan.
“It's definitely a dangerous situation. I don't know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don't think they'd like it too much on this side,” Webb said of the incident, according to the Star-Telegram. “I wasn't expecting that, but whoever jumped on my back, I had to get them off.”
Tuesday was the first of two scheduled joint practices between the Raiders and Cowboys. While coaches surely enjoy intensity that comes from having a physical practice Raiders Coach Dennis Allen isn't a fan of all out brawls.
“I don't like the fights. I want to come out and practice football," Allen said to the Associated Press. "We don't have any time for that, and we certainly don't want to get anybody injured in fisticuffs. I thought both teams came out and competed and got a lot of good work in."
Check out video of the entire ordeal below: