IK Enemkpali throws punch at teammate on one-year anniversary of Geno incident

Friday August 12th, 2016

Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali threw a punch at a teammate during Bills practice Thursday night—exactly one year after he did the same to Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

Enemkpali took a swing at offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandijo on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The dustup appeared to be of the typical training-camp variety, unlike when Enemkpali reportedly punched Smith over a money dispute.

Enemkpali’s punch on Smith had a serious ripple effect. The linebacker was released and joined former Jets coach Rex Ryan on the Bills.

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Meanwhile, Smith sustained a broken jaw from the punch, resulting in his losing his starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went on to have one of the best statistical seasons for a quarterback in Jets history.

Fitzpatrick re-signed with the Jets earlier this summer after a lengthy contract dispute and is expected to start again this season.

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