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Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount throws punches at a youth football game, police say


Three-time Super Bowl champion running back LeGarrette Blount was involved in a fight during a youth football game last Saturday, Arizona police said.

Police in Gilbert, Arizona responded to Williams Field High School on Oct. 1 shortly after 7 p.m. after receiving multiple reports of adults fighting, Fox News Digital has learned.

The fight was between the coaching staff, which included Blount, but it ended before officers arrived at the scene, police said. No injuries were reported.

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Former NFL player LeGarrette Blount speaks during SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.
(Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

An investigation by Gilbert Police is ongoing.

A video obtained by TMZ Sports appeared to show Blount throwing multiple punches at another trainer. Blount coaches the GCYFC Gators, who were playing the Chandler Elite Bears.

The video shows what led up to the skirmish as both staff members exchanged words on the field. When something didn’t sit well with Blount, she ran across the field to approach the coaching staff, but was contained. Still, the words were thrown from both sides, and that led to Blount throwing punches.

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Blount last played in the NFL in 2018 with the Detroit Lions. He played all 16 games (eight starts) and totaled 418 rushing yards with five touchdowns.

But Blount’s best years came during his Super Bowl careers: He amassed three rings in four seasons from 2014 to 2017.

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount looks on before a game against the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit on December 23, 2018.

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount looks on before a game against the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit on December 23, 2018.
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The first was in 2014 when he started the year with the Pittsburgh Steelers but returned to the New England Patriots after being pulled from waivers and became a key player in their Super Bowl run. It was Malcolm Butler’s infamous interception on the goal line against the Seattle Seahawks that gave them the win.

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Then in 2016, Blount put together the best season of his career, totaling 18 touchdowns and 1,161 rushing yards as a running back for the Patriots. The Pats would have another famous Super Bowl moment, defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime after rallying from a 28-3 deficit.

Ultimately, Blount helped defeat the Patriots the following year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He had 766 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games with the Eagles during the 2017 regular season.

Former NFL player LeGarrette Blount speaks during SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Former NFL player LeGarrette Blount speaks during SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.
(Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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However, Blount has a history of losing his temper on a football field. During his time at the University of Oregon, he threw a punch that knocked out a Boise State player in 2009 and suspended him from the team. He later he was reinstated.



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