NFL does not fine Jalen Ramsey for fight with A.J. Green

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Bengals receiver A.J. Green got a whopping $42,000 in fines for his actions on Sunday, but the player Green fought wasn’t fined at all.

The NFL decided not to fine Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was ejected along with Green after the two of them went at it on Sunday.

That’s a surprising decision, but it likely stems from the fact that Green was the one who was throwing the punches in their fight, while Ramsey did little more than give Green the kind of post-play shove that we see several times in every NFL game. The league felt that Green was to blame for the matter.

Ramsey did reportedly escalate the situation by trying to find Green in the locker room after they fought, but the league apparently didn’t think that should result in a fine, either. So Ramsey got off with nothing more than Sunday’s ejection.

35 responses to “NFL does not fine Jalen Ramsey for fight with A.J. Green

  1. Just inexplicable, yet I pretty much predicated it.

    This is all about pimping up Jax to make them look like a team that can get its footing as the new team in London.

    If Jax makes the playoffs, Goodell can claim parity is alive and well, especially if they were to somehow get to a title game vs the Pats and win.

    Pay close attention to Jax’s games from here on out and you will every call favoring them in close games to try to help them win them.

    Yep.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    Just inexplicable, yet I pretty much predicated it.

    This is all about pimping up Jax to make them look like a team that can get its footing as the new team in London.

    If Jax makes the playoffs, Goodell can claim parity is alive and well, especially if they were to somehow get to a title game vs the Pats and win.

    Pay close attention to Jax’s games from here on out and you will every call favoring them in close games to try to help them win them

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    You mean like the call of the TD that was not a TD by Mixon? Are ejecting Ramsey when be did not throw a punch? Are you talking about calls like that?

  3. Pretty odd considering that the officials during the game stated on the record that Ramsey instigated it. The fine was high and both players missed a half, but the punishments, at least, should have been the same

  4. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    November 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    How demoralizing would that have been to get fined for getting ya @SS whooped
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    You’re kidding right? What kind of idiots throws punches at someone wearing a helmet and pads?

  5. maddenisfordorks says:
    November 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    He was mugged from behind.

    He shouldn’t have been ejected.

    Not fining him is a no-brainer.

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    umm, he was witnessed trying to start a fight in the hallway after the game.

    hello?

    where is article 46 for goodell there? hmmm?

  6. Players talking trash to each other on the field isn’t that big of a deal. If this keeps up, before you know it, they will be giving the refs snowflake flags to throw for players who aren’t kind and putting the offenders in a timeout tent for a series.

  7. The league should pay Ramsey for that ejection. Green needs anger management if he has to resort to temper tantrums like that. Grown man acting like a scared little kid trying to jump someone from behind. Can’t expect much more out of Bengals tho, they drafted Mixon, keep Burfict and Pacman around..goon squad.

  8. Where are those people who predicted A.J. coming out of Georgia was the second coming of Randy Moss? Dude hasn’t lived up to the hype and in a way Julio Jones has surpassed him.

  9. as a Bengal fan I agree with this. The whole incident was uncharacteristic of Green who by nature is mild manner so Ramsey accomplished what he wanted by running his mouth I would have loved to hear what the punk said to piss Green off so much!

  10. Playing with Dalton’s mediocre skills, a third rate offensive line in a budget, lame duck coaching staff and Ramsey’s baseless voice whispering sweet nothings into Green’s ear holes finally came to a head. Aj is a class individual but there is only so much a man can take. Ramsey tried to save face after getting beaten up and he did get beat up by acting like a tough guy trying to seek him out in the locker room. You don’t start something by shoving someone and turn your back and then get to play the sucker punch game. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ramsey was hoping to catch Green in the shower.

  11. The only reason people expected him to be fined/suspended was he tried to get into the Bengals locker room

  12. Good for Ramsey because he never should have never been ejected from the game! Pushing and shoving before and after the whistle happens in EVERY NFL game without flags or ejections. Behind the back chokeholds, takedowns and multiple punches DO NOT happen every NFL game! I was at the game, Green was getting his ass handed to him and lost it, and it wasn’t just the shove…..just 1 catch for 6 yards says it all! Ramsey did his job, plain and simple, and the NFL knew better than to fine him after reviewing the facts although they’ll never say he shouldn’t have been ejected……a fine would have been overturned on appeal because the former players who review them would understand that.

  13. The league is right. They’re actually right 99% of the time, but ever since Brady got caught cheating and suspended, Patriots fans, including some in the media, have everybody convinced the league in unjust.

  14. I have no issue with not fining Ramsey. But the statement that “Ramsey did little more than give Green the kind of post-play shove that we see several times in every NFL game” is incorrect. Maybe 3-4 times per season. If that play happened several times a game the number of fights would skyrocket.

  15. It would be amusing to see Blake Bortles as the starting QB in the playoffs.
    Then he could showcase his deep ball and accuracy for the entire nation 😉

    Well … at least we’d see a ton of screen passes.

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