Refs kicked a trio of players out of the Raiders-Bengals game after a fourth quarter fight.
It just wouldn't be an Oakland Raiders game without an ugly loss and a fight. Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth had a problem with Lamar Houston for tossing quarterback Andy Dalton to the ground on a play in the fourth quarter.
Houston gave Whitworth a headbutt as the tackle approached him, setting off the scrum. Tommy Kelly came off the bench as the shoving started, and fought his way into the middle of the pile. Kelly ripped his helmet off and joined in the fun.
In the end, it was more wrestling match than fight, something recalling a junior high hallway tussle as opposed to a bench-clearing brawl.
Houston, Kelly and Whitworth were all tossed out of the game for their part in the action. The players can probably expect more punishment from the league in the form of some hefty fines. The Raiders, meanwhile, will need to find a way to channel those passions more constructively after losing a fourth consecutive game.