Report: Jalen Ramsey had to be restrained from going after A.J. Green in the locker room

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Bengals receiver A.J. Green and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey were thrown off the field for fighting during Sunday’s game, but the fight almost continued after that.

After they were escorted off the field, Ramsey was reportedly looking for Green and had to be restrained from going into the Bengals’ locker room to re-start the fight.

The players were ejected just before halftime, and ESPN reports that after Ramsey was escorted inside the locker room area, he had to be restrained from heading toward the Bengals’ locker room. He reportedly then screamed profanities at Bengals players as they entered the locker room at halftime and yelled that he was going to find Green when security let him go. Ultimately Ramsey was restrained and the fight did not escalate.

Although Green was the one who escalated the fight from a shove to a full-blown brawl on the field, Ramsey’s actions afterward are disturbing. The league may need to suspend both players to send a message that those actions won’t be tolerated.

68 responses to “Report: Jalen Ramsey had to be restrained from going after A.J. Green in the locker room

  1. Yes Green escalated it which probably surprised Ramsey cause Ramsey started it with a punk move of shoving him that he hoped would frustrate Green but not that he would retaliate. Then to be “restrained” in the locker room? Ramsey just soubds like a wannabe tough guy.

  2. Two great players. A lot of people don’t know about Jalen Ramsey, but he is one of the top corners in the league right now. Reminded me of that Cortland Finnegan – Andre Johnson fight a few years back where you aren’t accustomed to seeing someone like that (AJ Green) get set off. You can’t be doing that stuff though. Jalen needs to calm down and ball.

  3. I absolutely ADORE that this happened. I would love nothing more than for these players to start truly hating one another. This was awesome! Jalen Ramsey is now my favorite player. Same with aj green. Well done!

  4. Goodell will do nothing. He wants the Jags to be in London asap to save his job. If Jax makes the playoffs, watch for Goodell Specials on the field with phantom penalties against their opponent and gifts for flags to help their offense sustain drives.

    Goodell must prove parity in order to get financial backing in Europe. Jax being so crappy for so long has held up Kahn’s move to London.

  5. Green shoved Ramsey. Ramsey shoved back (harder). Then Green tackled Ramsey from behind with a chokehold and started punching him. Even if you’re going to play the “instigator” card in this, Green started it. Green’s the only one who should be suspended.

  6. Suspend them both…this is the nfl not mma or a soap opera.
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    It took 3 personal fouls and an unsportsmanlike call to get Beckham suspended for his fight with Josh Norman.

    And it was only for 1 game.

    I doubt either of these guys will miss time.

    The League doesn’t care.

  7. 1 reception for 6 yards.
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    not his fault – if AJ had a qb with the talent of just a D3 quarterback then he’s got at least one more 65 yard TD pass to add to that.

  8. Ramsey locked him down all game.

    Green didn’t square up, yet choked him from behind.

    Cowardly, at best.

    Green is a great WR, but Ramsey is going to be the best CB in the game for quite awhile.

    RAIDER NATION

  9. What do you expect when a guy chockes you from behind and throws punches at you while throwing you down to the ground from behind you … A J is a punk for doing that. A J Green is only one who should get suspended and fined here. Jalen did not retaliate at all. A J was mad for being locked down to 1 catch for 6 yards, Live with it buddy you just faced the Best Secondary in the League. GO JAGS !!!

  10. Green may have been wrong to get him in the choke hold from behind, but at least he had enough sense to leave the field when ejected and go to the locker room. This dummy didn’t know enough to let it go. I’m sure the league will be taking a look at his post-ejection behavior.

  11. Inmates running the show, the NFl has no accountability, till something drastic happens the attention seekers are gonna get worse. Kids look up to these guys as heros. Teach them well nfl players. Your doing a great job.

  12. Mario Edwards Jr threw hay makers at Fasano, AJ Green and Ramsey, Jameis instigating and Evans with the blindside cheap shot and people want to complain that Suh pushed a guy for getting in his face…..ok.

  13. Most of these commenters haven’t even seen the confrontation, much less the sequence of events leading up to it. That doesn’t prevent from them having hot takes that AJ, Jalen, or both were at fault.

  14. Jalen Ramsey is marketing himself as a tough guy not afraid of a fight. This send-off may lead to a fine and possible suspension but because of this fight he becomes higher profile with a bigger media presence. AJ Green has never shown any inclination to want to fight, Ramsey must have really got under his skin to set him off.

  15. How can you blame Dalton for Green getting shut down when Dalton is the only QB he has ever had? Where were these complaints when he had back to back 11 TD seasons?
    Maybe, just maybe, he was taken out of the game by a shut down corner who got in his head and is (gulp) better than him.

  16. Yes go into The Bengals locker room and search out their best player. Very smart, those big offensive and defensive lineman are sure to let you have a free shot at the most respected player on the team.

  17. Football fans always kill me with the “this is disturbing” talk. You’re watching men run into each other for a living. Green grabbed him by the throat. Now, extrapolate that to just someone doing that to you in your day-to-day life out in public, let alone in the testosterone filled world of football. So get out of here with “this is disturbing.” It would be disturbing and strange if he wasn’t still upset about it later, especially judging how some of the people standing on their soapbox act when someone cuts them off in traffic, let alone this.

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    gonakgod says:
    November 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    This is straight WWE type stuff. Backstage assault. Did he have a steel chair in hand?
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    They should let these guys start cutting promos. Ratings might pick back up. I’m sure Eric Bischoff can take some time off of work at the local car wash he is working for to help with some scripts and story lines.

  19. “There are a lot of empty seats in that picture used”

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    I was at the game. It was a pretty good crowd, I’d say about 50,000+. In the 4th quarter, the crowd started ‘the wave’ and it went around the stadium a full 5 times. Pretty awesome and great win for the Jags!

  20. Using the Cortland Finnegan vs Andre Johnson fight as a comparison is laughable. Andre Johnson is a physical BEAST. AJ Green is an elite wide receiver, but let’s not make him out to be some macho man.

    Ramsey is a huge corner and would more than hold his own against AJ.

  21. Green just had a hand on him, barely, which happens often in football. Ramsey then cheaply shoves him to the ground. It’s clear to see who “escalated” things.

  22. Reminded me of that Cortland Finnegan – Andre Johnson fight a few years back where you aren’t accustomed to seeing someone like that (AJ Green) get set off.
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    Using the Cortland Finnegan vs Andre Johnson fight as a comparison is laughable. Andre Johnson is a physical BEAST. AJ Green is an elite wide receiver, but let’s not make him out to be some macho man.

    The comparison for me had more to do with the lack of a “diva” WR label someone who goes out and plays every Sunday without causing a scene. and then react in a way we’ve never seen before. I don’t know if that comment was geared toward someone else but I think you should be able to see the comparables in the two.

  23. Someone should do something for those poor security guys. You know they had a tough afternoon. Maybe toss a little bonus in their checks for the week. I can even think of a couple other paychecks that could be docked for the money.

  24. poundtherock says:

    November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    “There are a lot of empty seats in that picture used”

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    I was at the game. It was a pretty good crowd, I’d say about 50,000+. In the 4th quarter, the crowd started ‘the wave’ and it went around the stadium a full 5 times. Pretty awesome and great win for the Jags!

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    The Wave is what you do at baseball games when the crowd is bored out of their minds. Not something that fits in the 4th quarter of an NFL game. But I guess that’s Jacksonville.

  25. So Ramsey shoved Green…..this happens all the time and possibly warranted a flag for Unnecessary Roughness. Green’s response was over the top and he deserved an ejection and most likely a fine and suspension. Ramsey did not deserve to be suspended from the game regardless of Green’s reaction.

    Green lost control.

  26. Neither one of these guys should have been ejected. It’s fun to watch the fighting. they should set up a ring on the 50 yard line and let them duke it out at half time. LOL

  27. The Wave is what you do at baseball games when the crowd is bored out of their minds. Not something that fits in the 4th quarter of an NFL game. But I guess that’s Jacksonville.

    Wait, Jags fans are actually bragging about doing the wave in the stadium?

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    By the 4th quarter, it was boring. Cincy couldn’t even move the ball in garbage time and Jax was running out the clock.

    Anyhow, we don’t know how to act when our team is dominating at home. Give us a break. This is all new territory.

  28. AJ Green is and has been one of the leagues best players for the last 7 years. Ramsey is no one who was trying to make a name for himself by taunting AJ all game. The only people that shut down AJ’s first half were the Bengals (OC,OL,QB). Dalton threw a bomb out of bounce after AJ had Ramsey beat by 4 steps (and he still caught it).

  29. Everyone keeps saying Green’s response was due to the one hit in the back. This hit is no different than Evans hit, which he got suspended for. It has been reported that Ramsey was hitting Green after many whistles and kept putting his hands on Greens facemask. The officials warned him instead of throwing a flag. AJ Green is not someone that gets into these type skirmishes. Ramsey seems to me to be a young punk trying to get a reputation.

  30. And with that Ramsey becomes the first player in history to try to get IN to the Bengals locker room.

  31. tylawspick6 says:

    November 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Goodell will do nothing. He wants the Jags to be in London asap to save his job. If Jax makes the playoffs, watch for Goodell Specials on the field with phantom penalties against their opponent and gifts for flags to help their offense sustain drives.

    Goodell must prove parity in order to get financial backing in Europe. Jax being so crappy for so long has held up Kahn’s move to London.
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    My goodness….what are you smoking? !

  32. When I read these comments I envision a bunch of pencil pushers with pocket protectors sitting behind desks…This is FOOTBALL–a “ball” sport where EVERY PLAY includes PERMITTED forms of fighting, and in fact allows aggressive physical strikes NOT even permitted in boxing or wrestling.

    So, the fact that every once in a while some of the “combatants” keep fighting past the bell is INEVITABLE. That’s why penalties like “unnecessary roughness” were made. Because they ARE going to cross the line from controlled rage, which is required to play. So, even the creation of the penalty confirms its PREDICTABILITY.

    Did they deserve a penalty? Of course. And when Green continued well past the whistle into an attack with NO football purpose, of course he should’ve been tossed.

    But THATS IT! The same as when a boxer throws punches after the bell. Its a penalty BUT anyone who WATCHES this ‘game’ of combat (that sends combatants off to the hospital EVERY game)and be “outraged” by their “behavior” – is a hypocritical idiot.

    So, two players “permissibly fighting” all game, went too far and got penalized. OK; ITS OVER. If anyone here is outraged by THAT – why are you supporting the “permissible assaults”…where EVERY game multiple players are sent out on stretchers?

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