Former Eagles running back Legarrette Blount apologizes after video surfaces of fight at youth football game

Former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount, a key player on the 2017 Super Bowl team, was involved in an altercation that came to light Saturday night after a youth football game in Arizona. Police are investigating the incident, and Blount apologized on Twitter after the video went viral.

Blount, 35, coaches the 12-and-under GCYFC Gators in Gilbert. The team had just finished a game and the two youth teams were lined up to shake hands when drone footage emerged showing Blount in an agitated state. During the four-minute video, Blount repeatedly waved at opposing coaches before sprinting at them.

Blount took a few swings in the ensuing scuffle before being pulled, and the disturbance was called off a few minutes later. It is not clear what led to the altercation.

The police were called to the scene around 7 p.m., but by then the fight was over. No injuries were reported, and authorities described Blount as an “involved party,” TMZ reported registered.

Blount took responsibility for the incident Monday night, but said the video doesn’t tell the whole story. He did not specify what made him so angry.

Blount is known to have a fiery personality that sometimes erupts on the court. In college, at the University of Oregon, he was suspended after he hit opponent Boise State University After a game in 2009. He also hit a teammate during his first NFL preseason with the Tennessee Titans, when he was an undrafted rookie. The team downplayed the significance of the incidentbut Blount was later released and picked up by the Buccaneers.

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Blount played nine seasons in the NFL with five different teams, winning three Super Bowl titles during his time with the Patriots and Eagles. In Philadelphia, he was a running back who managed to pass for 766 yards during his only season with the team. Blount rushed a team-high 14 times for 90 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown in the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. He retired after his final season with the Lions.


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