Aaron Donald goes full Darth Vader, hoisting Devonta Freeman in fight

ATLANTA — Pro tip: if you’re going to fight, don’t fight Aaron Donald.

The Atlanta Falcons, in the midst of a miserable stretch of football that shows no signs of abating, were suffering through yet another beatdown against the Los Angeles RamsMatt Ryan had just thrown an interception, and for the Falcons, that was about enough. Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman decided to go after the Rams’ Donald, who responded as if Freeman was concealing plans for the Death Star:

Donald grabbed the neck of Freeman’s jersey and lifted him in the air, Darth Vader style. It’s almost as if Freeman, who is listed at 5-foot-8 and 206 pounds, shouldn’t have gone after Donald, who is listed at 6-1 and 280. The height and weight disparity certainly didn’t work out in his favor.

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A referee had to wrestle the Falcons' Devonta Freeman to the ground after he got into a heated altercation with the Rams' Aaron Donald. (AP Photo/John Amis)
A referee had to wrestle the Falcons' Devonta Freeman to the ground after he got into a heated altercation with the Rams' Aaron Donald. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman was ejected for throwing the punch that started the scuffle with Donald. During the remaining quarter and a half, he may want to think about why he shouldn’t start fights with guys who have 5 inches and 70 pounds on him.

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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