A.J. Green gets large fine, won’t appeal it

AP

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was not suspended by the league as a result of his actions in last Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but he has been fined.

Green told reporters on Thursday that he was fined $42,000 by the league. The NFL’s fine schedule calls for a $30,387 minimum fine for a first fighting offense.

The wideout was ejected from the game after grabbing Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey around the neck from behind, taking him to the ground and throwing punches at him. Ramsey was also ejected.

Green said after the game that he was touched off by cheap shots from Ramsey, but that he “should have walked off in that whole situation.” He also said he’d accept any punishment that came his way and told reporters that he will not be appealing the fine.

33 responses to “A.J. Green gets large fine, won’t appeal it

  1. I don’t think it was just Ramsey, I think green is on his way to being the next Palmer. By that I mean he’s about done with the bengal organization.

  2. cincy85 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t think it was just Ramsey, I think green is on his way to being the next Palmer. By that I mean he’s about done with the bengal organization.
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    He’s way more valuable than Palmer ever was, but I do agree. I think this is the year where AJ goes to the front office and demands some coaching changes. Palmer did it after a miserable year with Marvin at the helm, immediately after finding out that Marvin got an extension. I hope Mike Brown sees what’s happening with AJ’s level of frustration and finally cuts the cord on Lewis.

  3. No doubt AJ was frustrated, but thinking he is done with the Bengals is absurd. Palmer threw all of his team mates under the bus. AJ has way more class than that.

  4. Very out of character, still wonder if he would appeal a suspension though.

    I like AJ and all but actions like that send a bad message with no punishment more than a fine.

  5. $42,000! More than I ever made in one year and to this guy it’s just pocket money! LOL!!! SMH!!!

  6. To all the comments questioning why he wasn’t suspended or punished you have to account for the early ejection. That is why player x from your favorite team got suspended for less blatant stuff.

  7. AJ’s fine should be MUCH bigger IMO. Ignoring that AJ Green’s actions were much worse IMO, let’s take a look at the financial impact.

    Mike Evans got suspended because he didn’t get ejected. Mike Evans loses a game check.

    AJ didn’t get suspended because he was ejected. AJ gets $42k fine. AJ’s salary is $10.3mm, so his game check is nearly $650k.

    Mike Evans got hosed on this deal.

  8. I think its a joke that everyone is okay with a player not being suspended if they were ejected from the game. In my eyes that’s even more ground for being suspended. For these refs to boot you, you really had to do something serious. AJ deserves a suspension, he slammed a player to the ground twice and threw multiple punches. An ejection is not enough to deter that kind of behavior.

  9. Ramsey started this mess. Why was he not fined?

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    They were both shoving all game. Green was putting his hands on Ramsey after most plays and giving him a shove. Ramsey told him if he did it again he was gonna shove back which Green did right before Ramsey shoved him.

    Ramsey did what every top 5 corner does and rented a room in Greens head and got comfortable.

  10. jxt2521 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm
    To all the comments questioning why he wasn’t suspended or punished you have to account for the early ejection. That is why player x from your favorite team got suspended for less blatant stuff.
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    He should have gotten a 3 game suspension. The fine he gets is less than his game check if he had been suspended.

  11. The hypocrisy of the League is sad.

    Don’t hit anybody off the field. Don’t you dare get in a bar fight.

    But in between the lines, you can do just about anything you want if your wallet is big enough.

  12. Serves AJ right and he should have been suspended. Lets see him try that again when he comes to Ramsey Island and only gets 1 catch for 2 yards.

  13. Blown away at the inconsistency.

    Jameis pokes a guy in the back of the helmet = fine
    Mike Evans tackles player from behind after play is over = suspension
    AJ Green hip tosses, throws multiple punches, and attempts a headlock on a guy = fine

    No standards.

  14. $42k isn’t enough. Not if fining someone is supposed to be a deterrent. Make it a % of their signing bonus or their guaranteed money. 1% every time, eg. $14mil contract? Fighting is going to cost you $140,000 per incident. That money should then go directly to a local charity in the town where the incident occurred (not his team).

    Cheers!

  15. Glad he’s not appealing but shocked he’s not suspended.

    Goodell Regime is just awful… so many inconsistencies… Rog can’t get out of his own way with anything.

  16. smokim says:

    November 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Serves AJ right and he should have been suspended. Lets see him try that again when he comes to Ramsey Island and only gets 1 catch for 2 yards.
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    Few points to consider:
    1) It was 1 catch for 6 yards
    2) He was targeted only 2 times. The Bengals only ran 14 offensive plays before the altercation because the Jags had 4 long drives (a credit to the offense). Half of the 14 plays were runs. 7 were passes of which 2 were screen passes.
    3) On the 2nd targeted pass to Green, he had beaten Ramsey by 3 steps and would have coasted for a TD with a better throw from Dalton.
    4) On the TD that Mixon scored, Green buried Ramsey with a block at the goal line that enabled Mixon to score.
    5) The Bengals offensive line is atrocious and the Jags defensive line is top 5 in the NFL. Dalton had little time to throw.

    So let’s not pound our chests about Ramsey “locking down” Green. You can give him credit for making Green react the way he did, but it also got him tossed from the game as well.

  17. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    Sendejo of the Vikings gets suspended for shoulder hit on the runner who had the ball.

    Green, and others, fight after the play and gets no suspension.

    How’s does this make any sense?

    Because if Vontaze Burfict farts while on the field, in a preseason game, he’s suspended 5 regular season games. See how that works? (I don’t either!)

  18. Green didn’t lose his mind and cowardly assault Ramsey from behind just because Ramsey shoved him during the play (not after the whistle, I was at the game, no flags or ejections were coming until Green attacked Ramsey)! I give Green credit for not wasting anyone’s time appealing the fine. Other than one play out 34 where Dalton over threw him he got his ass handed to him throughout the game by Ramsey and that’s the job of a top 5 DB….neutralize the other team’s best player and the mission was accomplished. That’s how the NFL works for those who don’t get it!

  19. The Bengals are the goons of the league–though as a Steelers fan, I’ll admit to being biased. But I’ve never thought of Green in that light. I think a lot of players–including ours–have been caught off-guard by how good the Jags defense is. Green’s behavior was inexcusable, but out of character. He realizes it, was ejected, will pay the fine, and that should be the end of it.

  20. The fact Ramsey was ejected just exemplies the incompetence. And these “punishments” days later have to keep you scratching your head about what the H is going on. This great game has turned into a joke from top to bottom.

    Dolphins fan

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