Commanders WR Curtis Samuel ejected after brawl vs. Giants

Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (center) was ejected as part of a brawl between Washington and the New York Giants on Sunday. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

Curtis Samuel was ejected from the Washington Commanders' 31-19 defeat against the New York Giants.

The Commanders wide receiver and Giants cornerback Cor'Dale Flott were both tossed for their roles in a fight that broke out near the stands in Sunday's game.

Samuel came running to the aid of Sam Howell after his quarterback was hit late out of bounds by Giants safety Xavier McKinney.

Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. and Samuel immediately raced to Howell's defense and confronted McKinney. As Leno and McKinney shoved each other just below the stands, Samuel and Flott started a shoving match that turned into punches.

Both players also made contact with a referee who attempted to break up the fight.

The play happened during a weird sequence in which Howell broke free, spun and appeared to barely cross the plane for the touchdown.

Referees didn't immediately call for the score, however, so Howell and Giants defenders continued as if the play was live. Howell raced for the pylon and was hit hard out of bounds by McKinney. It appeared as though Howell's head whipped back onto the turf and he landed hard on his shoulder.

Jacoby Brissett started throwing on the sideline as Howell was in the blue tent being evaluated for a concussion. Howell returned to the game.