At Washington, players who fight in practice hold hands, walk 'lover's lane'

Tempers tend to flare around this time of year. Players, who finally get the pads on, are working through training camp in preparation for the 2016 season. They've been spending a lot of time around each other, and football's physical nature always leads to some scuffles.

At Washington, Chris Petersen wants to punish the fighting with love.

Adam Jude, from the Seattle Times, caught this unique punishment on camera during the Huskies' practice this week. The play-by-play from his Twitter account sets the scene: sophomore cornerback Jordan Miller got into a "scuffle" with freshman wide receiver Quinten Pounds. "If you like your corners scrappy, Miller's your man," Jude wrote.

Next came video of the two players holding hands and walking around the field.

Defensive tackle Elijah Qualls told Jude that the punishment is called "Lover's Lane." How does he know? Well it turns out Qualls is a Lover's Lane vet.

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