- The brawl broke out after a touchdown from Sam Howell in the second quarter
- Samuel attempted to confront Xavier McKinney for excessively shoving Howell
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A brawl broke out in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game between the New York Giants and Washington Commanders.
As a result, Giants cornerback Cor’Dale Flott and Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel were ejected from the contest.
Commanders quarterback Sam Howell had the ball right outside the end zone after he shrugged off New York’s Micah McFadden and pinballed off Deonte Banks. The ball had already crossed the goal line when Howell was tackled by Robert Nnanna Okereke and Xavier McKinney.
Howell managed on his feet before McKinney shoved him out of bounds and down to the turf.
In an attempt to confront McKinney, Samuel shoved Flott out of his way and the brawl broke out as players crowded the sideline.
A brawl broke out in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon’s Giants-Commanders game
New York’s Cor’Dale Flott and Washington’s Curtis Samuel were both ejected from the game
Washington’s Charles Leno Jr. put his helmet on McKinney’s as Samuel and Flott’s shoving match continued and Howell stayed laying on the turf. Leno Jr. then grabbed McKinney’s collar while McKinney held on to his helmet.
Washington’s Andrew Wylie and New York’s Dexter Lawrence II also traded shoves in the middle of all the commotion.
Fortunately the brawl was defused quickly and Howell was able to return after getting checked for a concussion following the play.
Earlier in the game, Washington’s backup defensive end Efe Obada was carted out of the field after suffering a leg injury.
The Giants went into halftime with a 14-9 lead.