VIDEO: Bengals teammate punches A.J. Green in practice

By John Breech |

Do not touch A.J. Green during practice. (USATSI)
Do not touch A.J. Green during practice. (USATSI)

More NFL: Photos | Videos & GIFs | Training Camp updates | Manziel watch

When the Bengals were on Hard Knocks before the 2013 season, the team's coaching staff had one rule about wide receiver A.J. Green: Don't touch him. Ever.

The exact quote from then-offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was "We don't touch the merchandise."

Second-year linebacker Emmanuel Lamur must have missed that episode of Hard Knocks though because he touched the merchandise during practice on Wednesday. Actually, he punched the merchandise.

Here's a Vine of the play in practice that led to Lamur punching Green.

It's not clear why everyone got mad at each other, but they did. The punch happens underneath the field goal posts at about the six-second mark of the video below.

The hit was bad enough that it caught the crowd's attention. After Lamur throws the haymaker, you can hear the fans in attendance go 'ohhhhhhhh! Oh Man!'

This isn't as bad as the Zapruder film, but you'll have to pay close attention if you want to see the punch because it happens fast.

Gruden might not have been a fan of Green getting hit in practice, but defensive coordinator Paul Guenther didn't seem to completely mind.

"That's what training camp is about," Guenther said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We don't want to get any of our teammates hurt, but part of training camp is setting your identity, playing physical and that's how we want to play. We have to be smart about that. We don't want to have any penalties. One thing I've told the defense is we want to be known as smart bullies. We want to know what to do, play with a physical edge and bully some people."

Anyway, if Lamur gets cut, now we all know why.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

April 17, 2015
Manziel out of rehab (2:10)
April 17, 2015
Andrew Luck's contract situation
April 17, 2015
NFL helmets get Star Wars redesign
April 17, 2015
Revis meeting with Patriots


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Black Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Players Locker Room Snapback Adjustable Hat

Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl