Buccaneers player, assistant coach have sideline altercation

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward got into a sideline altercation with position coach Bryan Cox in the second quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fox TV cameras showed Cox push Hayward with one arm after the player stepped in front of him as he yelled toward the field, according to Hayward then pushed Cox back with two hands. Cox responded by putting a finger in front of Hayward's face and the two got into a yelling match.

They were separated by linebacker Jacob Cutrera.

"I'm not happy about it, but I do know that it's been resolved," Bucs head ocach Greg Schiano said after the game, according to "I think you chalk it up to heat of the moment. Guys are very passionate. Adam is a passionate player. Coach Cox is a passionate coach. I know they're very close. And they're, I think, more of a family spat in a frustrating time than, you know, anything that I'm deeply concerned about. I know they've already smoothed that over. But again, it's not what a football team that I'm the head coach of I want to see. So certainly it's been addressed, and it will be addressed and we'll move forward from it. But it need not happen again."

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