Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Green-bay-packers-new
FOXBORO, Mass. — A long day of practice at Gillette Stadium ended with a bit of a dust up on Tuesday. After another two-and-a-half hour session in 85-degree heat on Tuesday, Stevan Ridley and Kyle Arrington let their emotions get the best of them and got tangled up in a shoving match — the first real skirmish of camp so far. Bill Belichick immediately ended the practice, whether that was the plan or not, calling all the players to the middle of the field to break down. Right at the end of practice, Ridley took a handoff from Ryan Mallett and busted out to the right side where Arrington laid a nice lick on the third-year back. Ridley didn’t take too kindly to Arrington’s hit and gave the veteran corner a forceful shove at the end of the play. Arrington responded with a shove of his own and the two got tangled up, exchanging words briefly, before teammates broke up the “fight.” “That’s camp, man,” Ridley said only minutes later, shrugging it off. “That’s camp.” Arrington didn’t appear too upset about the scuffle either, coming off the field very calm and collected and even joking about his bright-red shoes. He did sound at least somewhat ticked by the incident when asked about it. But, in the end, he just chalked it up to the long, relentless drain of camp. “For the most part it’s over with,” Arrington said afterward. “At this point of camp, we’re tired of going up against the same guys everyday. Tempers flare, but it stays on the field.” Tuesday was the fifth straight practice for the Patriots since they started camp last Friday. The constant grind of it all has clearly taken its toll on some players, which is probably the root of Ridley and Arrington’s slap fight on Tuesday. With Wednesday off, the players should come back to practice feeling refreshed and revitalized on Thursday. Although, that doesn’t exactly mean some hard feelings won’t be held over. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here. Filed under: Headlines, Luke Hughes, New England Patriots
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMarco Murray: 'I'm not worried about the Cowboys'

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Beltre sends Richards invoice for three broken bats

Herschel Walker: Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Raiders fielding calls about fourth overall pick

WATCH: UAB football player brings helmet to graduation

Andrew Luck to students: 'I'm only 25, I don't have advice'

Mark Sanchez: Tebow is another arm while Bradford recovers

Report: Former LSU CB Jalen Collins failed multiple drug tests

Six players suspended for White Sox-Royals brawl

WATCH: Jerryd Bayless beats Bulls with buzzer-beater

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

Jim Rice to Jim Palmer: 'Quit complaining'

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

WATCH: Bucks mascot devours fan

Protestors tried to have Orioles-Red Sox game called off

Greg Hardy abandons his Bentley during flash flood

WATCH: LeBron James hits full-court shot after practice

Peyton Manning announces $3 million gift to Tennessee

WATCH: Leah Still scores TD in Temple spring game

WATCH: Todd Gurley shares video of himself sprinting

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

UAB player brings helmet to graduation

Leah Still scores in Temple spring game

Sanchez shares thoughts on Tebow

Stephen A. Smith blasts Tom Brady

Kris Humphries apologizes for Jenner tweet

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.