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The person who first tweeted this video didn’t identify the people involved in the fight.
The claim that it was ex-NFL player Bruce Campbell appears to have originated as an attempted joke.
There’s no evidence a man in the video is Campbell.
A video of two men brawling in a Walmart does not feature National Football League player Bruce Campbell, as social media posts falsely claim.
"Former Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Bruce Campbell involved in altercation," reads the headline on a post that was shared thousands of times. In the 45-second video, it showed a man who perhaps looks big enough to be a football player getting into an argument and then a fight with a smaller-framed man. Punches from the smaller man put the larger man on the floor several times.
There is no evidence the larger man is Campbell, who is 6-feet-7 and weighed 310 pounds when he played. Campbell was an offensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders in 2010 and 2011, and for the Carolina Panthers in 2012.
Ted Nguyen, whose Twitter handle is @FB_FilmAnalysis, said on Twitter that it’s not Campbell in the video. Nguyen is an NFL reporter for The Athletic who does film analysis of the Raiders and other NFL teams.
Campbell told TMZ.com, which often reports on sports figures who have run-ins, he isn’t the man in the video and he didn’t know why he was named. He again said the video didn’t show Campbell during a conversation with podcaster and ex-NFL player Chris Long.
The false claim seems to stem from an April 4 tweet by Twitter user Raider Albert, whose handle is @TheFakeAlbert and who is wearing a Raiders hat in his Twitter profile photo. Sharing the video, which was posted by another user, he wrote: "BREAKING: ex #Raiders offensive tackle Bruce Campbell involved in altercation. Was taken to hospital with a broken jaw. Wow. #RaiderNation."
The person who originally tweeted the video, however, didn’t identify anyone in the video or say where or when the incident occurred.
We rate the post False.
Facebook, post, April 4, 2021
Twitter, Raider Albert tweet, April 4, 2021
Twitter, Kandy Kruz tweet, April 4, 2021
Snopes, "Was Raiders’ Bruce Campbell Involved in a Walmart Fight?", April 5, 2021
Twitter, Ted Nguyen tweet, April 4, 2021
Twitter, Kyle Long tweet, April 6, 2021
New York Post, "No, that wasn’t ex-NFLer Bruce Campbell getting his ass kicked in Walmart," April 5, 2021
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