Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was involved in an altercation prior to the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 1 bout with Washington on Sunday afternoon:

Scott–a native of Chesapeake, VA–made no bones about which squad he showed allegiance to on the gridiron as he donned a Sean Taylor jersey (Taylor was a Washington legend prior to his tragic murder in 2007) at a tailgate outside of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

According to Alaa Abdeldaiem of Sports Illustrated, it is “still unclear from the video how the altercation began.”

Scott entered free agency this summer, but the Sixers elected to re-sign him after the seven-year veteran proved to be a valuable 3-and-D player that could space the floor and also provide some rebounding.

The Sixers also acquired Scott as part of the Tobias Harris deal last February, and Scott averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 27 games for the Sixers while also shooting over 41 percent from beyond the arc.

Scott played a large part in Philly's series win over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. But he was inactive for the team's first two games against the Toronto Raptors during their Eastern Conference semifinal, and played sparingly in the final five games of the series.

However, Scott clearly did enough to impress Sixers brass, and he will once again look to contribute to a Philly team that has serious aspirations in the Eastern Conference.

In fact, Scott could have a bigger role as a shooter for a Philly team that no longer has J.J. Redick or Jimmy Butler.