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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long expressed remorse over his role in a heated practice fight last week that culminated with Long attacking a teammate with the teammate’s own helmet.
“Obviously, what I did was absolutely unacceptable,” Long said after Tuesday’s practice. “As a human being, as a teammate, without question, what I did was uncalled for and absolutely so far over the line that it was on me to handle that internally and speak to the people that I needed to speak to. I’ve done that.”
The incident occurred during last Wednesday’s team scrimmage when Long got into it with Bears undrafted rookie defensive lineman Jalen Dalton. During the altercation, Dalton’s helmet came off and ended up in Long’s possession. The three-time Pro Bowler repeatedly swung the helmet at Dalton as teammates attempted to intervene. Long also threw punches during the fight and tossed Dalton’s helmet across the field after the two were separated.
Long watched the rest of the scrimmage from the sideline and then stayed behind — per the team’s wishes — when the Bears traveled to New Jersey the following day for their second preseason game against the