Patriots versus Bills. Bill Belichick versus Rex Ryan. MALCOLM MITCHELL VS ROBERT BLANTON PREGAME SCUFFLE.
WHOA. Pregame shoving between the #Bills and #Patriots. Malcolm Mitchell and Robert Blanton getting things started. @News_8 pic.twitter.com/nbntMSK2hX— Prescott Rossi (@PrescottRossi) October 2, 2016
It starts with Robert Blanton shoving Jacoby Brissett and Malcolm Mitchell was not going to let it go.
"That's why Rex is Rex and Bill is Bill" Jonathan Kraft on scuffle and Rex Ryan's lack of discipline from his players compared to BB.— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) October 2, 2016
Following the game, a win by the Bills, Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett made it clear that the fight wouldn’t have happened if he were there.
Martellus Bennett on pregame scrum: "I wasn't out there. It would've been different if I was out there. I don't let that shit happen."— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 2, 2016
Thursday, three Bills players were fined by the NFL for the altercation. Robert Blanton, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Aaron Williams were the three culprits.
Blanton was fined $21,000, Robey-Coleman was docked $10,000, and Aaron Williams wouldn't tell reporters a specific amount, only saying "It's up there."
There has yet to be any word of fines for members of the Patriots.