Rams’ Takk McKinley caught in heated exchange with teammate in 49ers loss


Monday night was defensive end Takk McKinley’s second game as a member of the Los Angeles Rams – and there were no shortage of dramatic moments.

During the final moments of the Rams’ 24-9 loss to the 49ers on « Monday Night Football », McKinley – who was recently promoted from the practice squad – was seen in a heated argument with the linebacker of Los AngelesJustin Hollins.

The ESPN broadcast showed the moment McKinley appeared to lash out at his teammate, rushing in Hollins’ direction and trying to get through the teammates holding him back. He was eventually taken to the side by a Rams staff member and was later seen in heated conversation with the staff member as the situation defused.

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It’s unclear exactly what the two were arguing about, but tensions were clearly high on the Rams sideline as they once again lost to NFC rival West 49ers. Since 2017, when LA head coach Sean McVay and San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan were hired, the 49ers are 8-3 against the Rams in the regular season (however, the McVay had the last laugh in the NFC Championship Game last year en route to a Super Bowl victory).

McKinley was also involved in another notable incident earlier in the game, when a protester ran onto the field, interrupting play. As they ran near the Rams sideline, McKinley and linebacker Bobby Wagner decided to take matters into their own hands.

It was definitely Wagner who got the biggest hit, so maybe McKinley still had some pent up aggression.

With the 49ers victory over the Rams, the four NFC West teams are now tied at 2-2.


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