This is why we tell children to play nice when they’re growing up. Your moms and dads aren’t just wasting their breath when they tell you someone is going to get hurt. It happens. Unfortunately for Chiefs rookie Jonathan Baldwin, a fight with teammate Thomas Jones could cost him the rest of the preseason.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Baldwin and Jones got into it in the locker room and Baldwin is now doubtful for the rest of the preseason with a wrist injury. We understand these types of things happen — especially in high testosterone areas — but fighting with your own teammates is never a good idea.
You may recall the two-game suspension Steve Smith was handed after breaking a teammate’s nose a couple years ago. For all we know, Randy Moss’s alleged locker room dust-up with Tom Brady contributed to him being handed a ticket out of New England. And let’s not forget about Aqib Talib, who has a tendency to rumble that has contributed to his poor reputation around the league.
Hopefully the injury will only hold Baldwin out for preseason play. If nothing else, the result of the Jones-Baldwin dispute should remind the rest of the league that counting to 10 is probably your best bet when a teammate pisses you off. Either that or find a way to take it out on the other team.