The tension between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens was felt early on Sunday.
During pregame warmups leading up to the AFC Championship between the two teams, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes tossed aside Ravens kicker Justin Tucker’s equipment as the players exchanged words over warmup territory at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Videos circulating on social media showed Kelce moving Tucker’s balls, helmet and kicking tee as the kicker stretched by the end zone ahead of the game while Mahomes warmed up nearby. Additional clips showed Mahomes moving Tucker’s kicking tee while he threw warmup passes, and the two exchanging words.
That wasn’t the only pregame spat. Ravens cornerback Arthur Maulet had to be restrained from a few of the Chiefs’ defensive backs who were warming up near midfield. Maulet was ushered away by a Ravens assistant coach.
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