Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green won’t be suspended for his on-field fight with Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the league announced on Monday.
But both players still could be fined the minimum of $30,387 for their role in the fight.
The verbal back-and-forth between Green and Ramsey turned physical when Green put his hand on Ramsey’s shoulder, and Ramsey responded by pushing him in the back with less than 30 seconds to play in the first half. Green jumped up and grabbed Ramsey around the neck, throwing him to the ground. He punched him multiple times as players from both times rushed off the sidelines and joined the fight.
Breaking: Bengals Wide Receiver, AJ Green, attacks Jalen Ramsey in scuffle. pic.twitter.com/vdjF7j6Rj5
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Both players were ejected from the game, so they were not allowed to play in the second half.
Green has no prior history of on-field incidents and never had a personal foul prior to the game. He was apologetic after the Bengals 23-7 loss.
“I shouldn’t have reacted that way,” he said. “I apologize to my teammates, [Bengals owner Mike] Brown and everybody, because that’s not who I am. It just got the best of me today.”
Ramsey, a second-year player, was ejected from a game last season for fighting with Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton.
According to multiple sources, Ramsey was then seen being restrained by Jaguars personnel and EverBank Stadium security. He was spotted heading toward the Bengals’ locker room before he was restrained, and as the Bengals came in at halftime, he started screaming profanities once he spotted them. Ramsey was also heard yelling that he was going to go find Green once security let him go.
Ramsey did not go in the locker room and was told to return to the Jaguars’ locker room and did.