posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 06:14 PM
Brock Lesnar, who seems to have a problem avoiding confrontation lately, started a fight in his first scrimmage as a Viking today, as Minnesota took
on the Kansas City Chiefs.
The rules for the game were to avoid major contact and violent tackles, yet Lesnar blatantly broke the rules by sacking the backup quarterback, Damon
Huard. "That's just me, and I don't care what [the Chiefs] think about it," Lesnar said in what was a succinct summary of how most Vikings players and
coaches felt. "I'm here to play football and make the team. I'm going 110 percent. I'm not going to dial it down. That's the game. We've got full pads
on. If that's the tempo they want to play, maybe my tempo is a little different."
After Lesnar's play, the game got significantly more aggressive and the Vikings were tacking Chief ball carriers.
Later on in the game, Lesnar tackled Jonathan Smith, prompting Jonathan Ingram to sprint into the pile and shove Lesnar. Lesnar responded by jumping
on Ingram's back. The two quickly ripped each other's helmets off and caused players from both sidelines to get involved in the scuffle.
"I've got to prove myself," a defiant Lesnar said. "If it's fighting and clawing and whatever, then that's what I'm going to do. I haven't had this
much fun since ... I can't remember. I have only one speed. Sometimes I got too far past the line and had to come back. I've got to find that happy
medium, and I don't know if I've got it. But at least I'm getting up there and causing some chaos."