Scuffle ends UCLA evening practice early

SAN BERNARDINO – UCLA’s Monday evening practice ended early when a fight broke out between a few players.

The trouble began near the end of the session at Cal State San Bernardino when defensive end Cassius Marsh began scuffling with an offensive player. Tensions rose between offense and defense, escalating when receiver Shaq Evans ran in from the sideline and began jawing loudly with defensive back Anthony Jefferson.

Head coach Jim Mora halted practice half an hour early and made the entire team run widths of the field for roughly 10 minutes.

“I’m a guy that doesn’t like fights,” Mora said. “I think we had a fight there. I decided to stop practice and run them. … I think it’s really important that we have to maintain our composure.”

He added that the moment was a good learning opportunity for the team, and didn’t believe any antagonism would carry over.

Last Saturday, Mora tossed two players from practice for fighting. He said afterward that he didn’t want to see “selfish” behavior from the team.

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  • Mark

    Better to have feisty player than players who want to go “over the wall.”

    I should spend some time reading the Alabama & LSU blogs and see how many guys miss practice with a sore this or strained that. We still have some work to do on that front.

  • 92104bruinfan

    Love Marsh’s talent and fire but dude does have a rep for having a temper…hope is able to harness it for the coming season and the years that follow. Go Bruins!