Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott attended the Washington Redskins' Week 1 NFL matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles this month (Scott is a Redskins fan), and before the game, he got into a physical altercation with some Eagles fans.

At 76ers Media Day on Monday, Scott explained what happened:

“Definitely should have walked away before it got to that point,” said Scott, according to Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice. “I've got to be the bigger person and walk away. He was poppin' hella (expletive), he was going off, throwing slurs out there.”

Scott added that he needed to see if the fan would “match the energy.”

There were multiple parties involved, but the main fight was between Scott and one Eagles fan. Both sides threw punches, but neither really landed any hits other than Scott throwing the man down to the ground at one point.

“It's Philly, we had a brawl before noon and then went and enjoyed the football game,” Scott concluded.

Scott arrived in Philadelphia last February as part of a midseason trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

In 27 games with the Sixers, he averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds over 24.0 minutes per game while shooting 40.0 percent from the floor, 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

On the season overall, he appeared in 79 contests and registered 5.8 points and 3.5 boards across 17.7 minutes a night while making 40.0 percent of his field goal attempts, 40.1 percent of his long-distance tries and 66.7 percent of his foul shots.

The 31-year-old owns career averages of 7.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Scott re-signed with the Sixers this summer.