Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/6/12

A disagreement between running back Joe McKnight and safety D'Anton Lynn, the son of the Jets running backs coach, let to a brawl at the New York Jets practice on Monday in Cortland, N.Y.

The incident began, according to the New York Daily News, after Lynn, an undrafted rookie, pushed McKnight out of bounds.

McKnight threw the ball at Lynn's facemask and rushed toward him. McKnight threw a punch before Lynn drove him to the ground.

About 20 players, including Tim Tebow, rushed to McKnight and Lynn, with Tebow trying to act as a peacemaker. The fight spilled to within a few feet of the barricade separating fans from the field.

Coach Rex Ryan got in the middle of the action and started pulling away players.

Asked if he was trying to hurt Lynn, McKnight told the Daily News, "If you fight, are you just going to just 'love tap' him? You're going to try to hit him. It's a fight.... It's football. Ain't nothing out of line.

"It was fun too. I love being on the bottom of the pile. You can get cheap shots in... not against my teammates."

There seemed to be no hard feelings afterward.

"It's nothing personal," Lynn said. "After the play, we were all cool. Sometimes that just happens when you're out there going full speed... I just lost my temper for a second."

Quarterback Mark Sanchez was critical of the fight and said Ryan would likely address his team about being smart on the field.

"(If) you throw the ball at somebody in a game," Sanchez said, "You are going to get 15 yards. I don't

know if that's a great habit to get into."

One of the questions was where the loyalty of running backs coach Anthony Lynn's would be in a fight between a running back and his son.

"You know, I'd probably just yell 'Kick his Ass!' and neither one would know who I was talking to," Anthony Lynn told the Daily News.

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