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St Louis Rams v Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 20: Referee Bill Vinovich #52 separates Eugene Sims #97 of the St. Louis Rams and Byron Bell #77 of the Carolina Panthers as they scuffle during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 30-15. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Fight breaks out during Panthers-Rams game

Of all the things you can do on an NFL field, throwing a punch at an opponent wearing a helmet is one of the dumbest.



Rams defensive end Chris Long has probably learned his lesson.



Things got chippy in the third quarter of the Panthers-Rams game. Panthers receiver Steve Smith, unsurprisingly, seemed to be one of the instigators. Then things boiled over in a scrum and Long lost his composure. He threw a punch.

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