Michael DiRoccoCloseESPN Staff Writer
- Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union
- Graduate of Jacksonville University
- Multiple APSE award winner
Katherine TerrellCloseESPN Staff Writer
- Joined ESPN in 2016
- Previously coated the Saints for the Times-Picayune from 2013-2016
JACKSONILLE, Fla. — Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey have been ejected simply earlier than halftime of Sunday’s sport at EverBank Field after getting right into a brawl.
Ramsey and Green had been trash-talking all through the primary half and issues got here to a head after a working play with lower than 30 seconds to play. Green put his left arm on Ramsey’s proper shoulder after the play and Ramsey responded by shoving Green to the bottom.
Green jumped again up, grabbed Ramsey across the neck, and threw him to the bottom. Green punched Ramsey a number of instances whereas they have been each on the bottom as gamers from each groups rushed to interrupt up the struggle. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was the primary to achieve the gamers and tried to drag Green off Ramsey. Almost each participant from each groups ended up on the sector in a pushing and shoving match that lasted for a number of minutes as officers tried to get issues below management.
Wide receivers coach James Urban got here out to escort Green off the sector and into the locker room. As the Bengals got here off the sector, they have been nonetheless barking on the Jaguars sideline as boos rained down.
This is the second time that Ramsey has been ejected for preventing in 24 profession video games. He additionally was ejected in final yr’s sport in opposition to Oakland after he received right into a post-play scuffle with Raiders receiver Johnny Holton.
Ramsey had coated Green completely all through the primary half and restricted him to at least one catch for six yards. Green had 38 catches for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns coming into the weekend.
Green is notoriously quiet and barely reveals emotion, making what occurred on Sunday unbelievable uncommon.
“That’s who I am,” Green mentioned earlier this season. “I am here to play football. I am not here to get in an arguing match and fight on the field. No need. I need all the energy I can to go out and make plays.”
However, it was clear from the beginning that Ramsey and Green have been getting below one another’s skins and jawing forwards and backwards throughout the whole first half.