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Bucs teammates Brian Price, Mark Barron reportedly fought

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Walterfootball.com, a website that covers the NFL and the draft specifically, reports Brian Price and Mark Barron were involved in a fight several weeks ago at One Buc Place, during which Price punched and “bloodied” Barron.

The report cites "multiple" unnamed sources.

From the beginning, coach Greg Schiano’s recent explanation of Price’s whereabouts was sketchy and raised questions. After noticing Price was not in attendance for a recent practice, reporters asked about him afterward. Schiano indicated Price was dealing with a physical issue as well as coping with the recent death of his sister – the latter leaving him hospitalized after his body wore down.

We later told you that Price, according to his agent, was permissibly in Los Angeles working with a trainer in an effort to rehab his injuries and get conditioned for training camp.

It was certainly unusual for the team to make such an exception, which is why it’s plausible that something else played a role in the decision to allow Price to remain home in California during a critical portion of the offseason.

This reported fight with Barron could be the missing link in the story. It also, perhaps, underscores what a difficult time Price has been going through lately.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:28pm]

    

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