Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was ejected from final Sunday’s recreation towards the Bengals after being on the receiving finish of a takedown and punches from Bengals large receiver A.J. Green in a scuffle on the finish of the primary half.
Ramsey pushed Green at first of the incident, however didn’t throw any punches of his personal in response to Green’s onslaught. After the sport, referee Brad Allen mentioned a participant doesn’t have to throw a punch to be ejected and known as Ramsey an “instigator” who had been beforehand warned to knock off the extracurriculars with Green.
It appears Jaguars government vice chairman Tom Coughlin, who spent final 12 months working for the league after being dismissed by the Giants, takes situation with that rationale. Coughlin launched a press release on Tuesday in badist of Ramsey and taking situation with the concept that he dedicated a violation of the principles.
“Our players are instructed to not retaliate or get involved or do anything that would result in eviction because that would hurt the team,” Coughlin mentioned. “Team comes first, and Jalen was trying to not hurt his team. While he did push his opponent — something that happened with other players during the game — he did not retaliate, he threw no punches, and he did not fight back. Jalen was doing what Coach [Doug] Marrone has instructed him to do, which is to play tough, be physical and to make every play difficult for his opponent. There was banter going back and forth during the game, but Jalen was playing football within the rules.”
Neither Ramsey nor Green was suspended, though Green can anticipate a large high quality from the league this week. Ramsey is also fined and it seems he can depend on Coughlin’s backing for a possible attraction.