Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman got into a fight with wide receiver Phil Bates during Wednesday’s minicamp practice.
Sherman was playing press coverage on Bates the next play. They grabbed each other at the snap, and neither man let go. Sherman ripped off Bates’ helmet, and punches flew before Sherman also lost his helmet.
Receiver Percy Harvin was the next player in the fight, pushing Sherman as everyone came off the sidelines to try to break it up. Running back Marshawn Lynch, who wasn’t practicing because of a sore ankle, ran in to pull Harvin back.
Moments later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll briefly halted practice and called everyone to the middle of the field.
“He just told us we needed to regain our focus and remember why we’re out here,” middle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “Things got a little out of hand, but it was a lot of fun. I loved it. It felt like a game out there. And I felt like the defense won today.”