Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

The Detroit Lions have been dealing with some internal conflicts as training camp heats up as Wide receiver Jameson Williams, who is already facing a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's gambling policy, got into a physical altercation with rookie defensive back Starling Thomas on Saturday.

According to reports, Williams had a rough day at practice, dropping two passes and struggling to beat the cornerbacks in one-on-one drills. When Thomas broke up a pass intended for Williams, the receiver lost his temper and threw a punch at him. The two players had to be separated by their teammates and coaches.

After dealing with a hamstring injury earlier in camp, which caused him to miss four practices, Williams returned to the practice field for a light practice. The camp has not started the way he would have expected, adding to the fact that he is going to miss the first six games of the 2023 season because of his betting scandal.

Coach Dan Campbell said about Williams’ poor start, "We need him out there, he needs the reps; he needs the mental reps. But there again, he's out there in the afternoon walk-throughs going through those things. But during the morning practice, and that's part of that time, get him running, get him moving."

Williams is not the only player in the league who has been involved in a training camp brawl. Several other teams have witnessed similar incidents, such as the Kansas City Chiefs, where tight end Travis Kelce fought with multiple teammates, and the Cleveland Browns, where linebacker Ogbo Okoronkwo hit rookie offensive lineman James Hudson III and sparked a team-wide melee.