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Did Blount's hit list include Bellotti?

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10:52 AM ET 08.21 | Two football seasons ago. Closed practice. Autzen Stadium. Running back LeGarrette Blount was carrying the football on a play that swung wide when he was met by two University of Oregon defenders. Defensive back Jairus Byrd and linebacker Jerome Boyd grabbed Blount and shoved him toward the sideline. A scuffle broke out, facemasks were grabbed, bodies tangled and then Ducks head coach Mike Bellotti hurried toward the mess, trying to break up the players. Blount threw a punch. It missed Byrd and Boyd, but caught the side of Bellotti's face -- square. Two Ducks teammates and a former assistant coach told me about that punch on Thursday. That practice punch was dismissed as an accident. An ESPN.com report states that Bellotti has denied that a punch was thrown by Blount or anyone else.

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August 21, 2010  11:01 AM ET

Oh thats one way to wipe a smile away.

August 21, 2010  11:08 AM ET

Blount ... what a tool.

August 21, 2010  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Blount ... what a tool.

Apparently he is hitting his Titans teammates on the practice field, ha ha can anyone say time bomb.

August 21, 2010  11:19 AM ET

That cost him millions in the NFL draft...I hope he got his money's worth

August 21, 2010  11:22 AM ET

Titans covered both spectrums; Blount and Rolle. I would rather have a Rhode scholar, but was hoping Blount would take advantage of a second/third chance. Well, I guess he IS taking advantage.

August 21, 2010  11:32 AM ET

this guy is an idiot, im not going to be surprised when the titans cut him & no one signs him

August 21, 2010  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh thats one way to wipe a smile away.

It sure is; And LeGarrette Blount's "old round house" must really carry a BIG Whalllop with it too; If it caused Head Coach, Mike Bellotti to completlly forget that he got suckered punched. It is always nice to have a Running Back that carries a good punch; Especially inside the Red Zone!!

August 21, 2010  11:54 AM ET
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Titans covered both spectrums; Blount and Rolle....

Rolle is a true scholar ... and a gentleman (they go hand in hand).
Blount didn't qualify academically, took the JUCO route, and continues to act as if he hasn't learned anything.

If Rolle doesn't make it in the NFL he can always do stem cell research.
If Blount doesn't make it in the NFL what does he have to fall back on? Boxing?

What a tool.

August 21, 2010  11:56 AM ET

If this is true it puts Blount's conduct in a whole new light. He won't last in the NFL long.

August 21, 2010  12:23 PM ET

Was a thug, is a thug, will continue to be a thug.

August 21, 2010  12:46 PM ET

Yawnnnn,,, good lord this is torture, well it looks like Ohio has got New Jersey beat in the Little League WS playoffs.
Hey FJJ is Pearland Texas still in it? I'm on the edge of me seat awaiting your reply, thanks.

August 21, 2010  01:12 PM ET
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casually speaking of course.If he is on my time I would be scared, very very scared.

I wouldn't want be on the other time either.

August 21, 2010  02:00 PM ET

Give it time, the NFL will put him in his place.

August 21, 2010  02:36 PM ET

why is this dude even in the NFL? boxing would have been a better career path for him IMO

August 21, 2010  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Give it time, the NFL will put him in his place.

i dont know if they play the ravens, but let him run up the middle.. ray lewis will teach him a lesson he will never forget

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August 21, 2010  02:57 PM ET

Bellotti came on ESPN radio yesterday and said that this never happened. Non-story

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August 21, 2010  03:51 PM ET

Is Vegas laying odds yet on how long it will be before this jerk pounds a girlfriend or a woman in a club?? I'm taking November 15th and the under.

 
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