JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey desires to set the report straight about what he did, or did not, say to Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green earlier than the 2 obtained right into a scuffle on the finish of the primary half of final Sunday’s recreation.
Ramsey mentioned his trash speaking didn’t embody any references to Green’s private life. However, he did admit to calling Green smooth and mentally weak, however he mentioned that is not something completely different than what he is mentioned to every other receiver he is coated.
“It’s rumors out there that I said some deep, some personal stuff,” Ramsey mentioned. “I will let y’all know that is not true. I get out, I do my factor, I speak s—, however I do not go private. I do not discuss no person’s spouse, no person’s children, no person’s household. I do not do this.
“I instructed him virtually each play that he was weak, that he was smooth. Them are straight information. He simply cannot deal with the reality. It’s information. I instructed him his time was virtually up. I instructed him that it was straightforward, which it was. He had one catch for six yards. I used to be simply on the market spitting information to him. He obtained mad.”
Ramsey mentioned he may inform he was attending to Green as a result of the veteran large receiver was trash speaking again and that feeds proper into what Ramsey tries to do to receivers each week.
“Y’all understand how I play,” Ramsey said. “I lock receivers down bodily after which mentally I get into their thoughts, get underneath their pores and skin. I speak my speak. Whatever I will say.
“… Some people are mentally strong. He wasn’t during that game. He wasn’t mentally strong. I’ve talked to a few of his teammates afterwards, a couple guys I know, and they had been told me they were like once A.J. started talking back we knew you had him because he don’t ever talk.”
Ramsey and Green had been trash-talking backwards and forwards all through the primary half, and issues got here to a head after a operating 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.
Ramsey and Green have been ejected and Ramsey admitted that he did go to the Bengals locker room space earlier than being escorted away by stadium safety to try to confront Green.
“I needed my cash’s price,” Ramsey said. “I obtained kicked out for not doing something. I did what the coaches and all people instructed me to not do, to not struggle again principally, simply let him do no matter he was attempting to do. I nonetheless obtained kicked out, so yeah, I needed my cash’s price.”
Ramsey mentioned he felt he should not have been ejected from the sport as a result of his push that sparked the struggle was not late and didn’t draw a flag. He additionally mentioned he would have behaved otherwise through the struggle had he identified he was going to get ejected.
“That pissed me off, as a result of like I mentioned, I believed I did the fitting factor within the second and I nonetheless obtained kicked out,” Ramsey said. “If I knew I used to be going to get kicked out, I might have gotten energetic. It’s cool. Now I do know what to do in that state of affairs. If I am ever in that state of affairs once more, greatest imagine I will get energetic on the market.”