Jaguars suspend Jalen Ramsey for a week

AP

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey went off on a Jacksonville reporter, and the Jaguars aren’t happy about it.

As a result, Ramsey has been suspended for a week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ramsey had words, both on the practice field and on Twitter, with Phillip Heilman, a reporter for Jacksonville.com. Heilman tweeted a video of a fight between Jacksonville’s Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler at Jaguars training camp, and the video ends with Ramsey looking at Heilman and yelling, “Y’all stop recording that!”

Afterward, Ramsey tweeted at Heilman, “you know you done messed up right? Lol if y’all want war, we got sum for y’all. & Iknow the rest of y’all (you know who you are) gone read this too so just know #LameAssReporters.”

Ramsey then tweeted, “I’m always gone take up for my teammates kus I know what type of men and players they are forreal! Love my dawgs! If you don’t like it, oh well. God bless.”

Teams want players to follow league rules about media relations, but it’s surprising that the Jaguars would suspend Ramsey for this. There may be more to the story, but whatever the reasons, the Jaguars have decided to give their All-Pro cornerback a week to cool off.

95 responses to “Jaguars suspend Jalen Ramsey for a week

  1. Id suspend him for a second week for not knowing the difference between the words “gone” and “going”.

  2. He’s just following the lead of his beloved president. Threatening and demeaning the free press.

  3. Jacksonville has a very talented and very young team. They were a whisker away from the super bowl last year, and they’re improving. They’ve got as good a chance as anyone to go to the super bowl. I sure hope Tom Coughlin knows what he’s doing. I personally don’t like this decision. I saw Philly win the super bowl last year, and nobody picked them. I felt like this was the Jags’ year. I don’t like this.

  4. mackcarrington says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    He’s just following the lead of his beloved president. Threatening and demeaning the free press.

    Same grammar, same spelling errors but they are going to ridicule him

  5. Good for the Jags. Ramsey is a great player but he runs his mouth too much. Some of these guys in the NFL run their mouth so much it’s ridiculous. One of these days they’ll say that to the wrong person and he’ll be nothing but a cautionary tale about keeping your mouth shut.

    Personally, if you’re great why do you have to run your mouth all the time? Darrell Green never did that. Nor did Rod Woodson. Trash-talking is getting out of hand.

  6. I am a die hard Jaguar fan and Jacksonville native, so I say this with the utmost respect. Is it concerning that a high percentage of youth looks to these athletes as role models and a good percentage of them can’t put together a legible sentence?

  7. arwiv says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Id suspend him for a second week for not knowing the difference between the words “gone” and “going”.

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    And tack on an additional week for thinking “sum” was an acceptable replacement for “some” or “something.”

  8. I don’t get the disbelief in the article for the Jaguars suspending him. Is everyone just so used to fights and arguments and drama and controversy that they expect teams to have players having twitter fights with reporters for the team website?

    Especially for a team that Coughlin is involved in. I can only imagine he had a talk with them about how they need to be focused and avoiding distractions, and this is an easy way to send a message in the preseason when it doesn’t matter. Ramsey’s still going to be a top cover corner in the league regardless of if he misses a preseason game that a lot of top players will be held out of or barely play in anyhow.

  9. Universities are wasting money on scholarships. They obviously aren’t required to attend class and learn basic english & grammar.

  10. mackcarrington says:
    He’s just following the lead of his beloved president. Threatening and demeaning the free press.

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    Going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing his “beloved president” is probably Barack Hussein.

  11. It’s a good thing he’s good at football because he’s not going to excel in many interviews with English skills like that. Wow!

  12. He should learn to be spineless and read off a TelePrompTer like Obama…then the media would love him (he’s black, so he can’t ever be wrong)

  13. I could care less about you arrogant English professors. The guy saw this coming from the media as it happened and his own team turns their back on him. Worse is the Trump supporters who rip on this guys grammar yet ignore Trump has the mentality of a ten-year-old…

  14. For all the people who have nothing to say but “what college did he go to” and “his command of the English language is…” …ever notice how people IG or text or talk nowadays? Let me tell you…that’s how they talk. And it isn’t racial…it’s generational and technological. If that’s all you got you don’t have very much. Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours burn any brighter.

  15. Has anybody seen that scene in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen & Chris Tucker, “Its like a g dog, on the fly tip….”. Google it, you won’t be disappointed.

  16. C’mon man, get with the times. Whenever an NFL player sees something they dislike they should immediately play a recording of the national anthem and then take a knee to show their disgust. That’s what’s done now, right, or is an audience required?

  17. mediasloppy says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    I could care less about you arrogant English professors. The guy saw this coming from the media as it happened and his own team turns their back on him. Worse is the Trump supporters who rip on this guys grammar yet ignore Trump has the mentality of a ten-year-old…
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    So. You actually could care less? You made a non political event political. Congrats.

  18. I’d be willing to bet the only thing Heilman wants at this point is for Jalen to grow up, not ‘war’.

  19. Nofoolnodrool says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    From what college did this guy claim to graduate?

    My bet is on Southern New Hampshire on line……you know the tough school anybody can pay for a degree.

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    Well you are rarely correct so why change now. BTW, NH schools are ranked 4th in the nation

  20. nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    From what college did this guy claim to graduate?

    My bet is on Southern New Hampshire on line……you know the tough school anybody can pay for a degree.

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    Well you are rarely correct so why change now. BTW, NH schools are ranked 4th in the nation

    He didn’t say something about NH schools. He pinpointed ONE NH school. He said Southern New Hampshire, which is an online university. I know, reading isn’t a strong suit for Patriots fanatics.

  21. whenwilliteverend says:
    August 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm
    nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    From what college did this guy claim to graduate?

    My bet is on Southern New Hampshire on line……you know the tough school anybody can pay for a degree.

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    Well you are rarely correct so why change now. BTW, NH schools are ranked 4th in the nation

    He didn’t say something about NH schools. He pinpointed ONE NH school. He said Southern New Hampshire, which is an online university. I know, reading isn’t a strong suit for Patriots fanatics.

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    Plenty Of Smart Ones in Mass, it the in breed or die state that has problems, but the Pats don’t actually acknowledge New Hampshire to begin with….

  22. Mybigthirdleg, I see you made it back from Washington. Too bad you only had about 2 dozen of your followers with you, not as successful as Charlottesville, right?

  23. Don’t they teach grammar at any school this guys has ever attended at any point in his life, ever? Oh, they do? So he’s just…fortunate to be physically gifted. Yeah, that’s it! That’s the ticket! Physically gifted!

  24. robigd says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    mediasloppy says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    I could care less about you arrogant English professors. The guy saw this coming from the media as it happened and his own team turns their back on him. Worse is the Trump supporters who rip on this guys grammar yet ignore Trump has the mentality of a ten-year-old…
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    So. You actually could care less? You made a non political event political. Congrats.
    ——————————————————————-

    Not a single response on this thread has been about the fight or the threat. It’s ALL been “let’s make fun of the black man and his grammar/tweets/accent. etc.” Which is about as racist as it gets, short of sheets and a burning cross.

  25. C’mon, I expect better from PFT commenters. This is shooting fish in a barrel, complaining about a football players grammar? Are you pathetic? When did you ever look to your sports players for proper spelling? As in the general public, some football players can’t write to save their lives. Is that a big surprise? Jump on some other bandwagon, everything is not political, these comments are tedious. Have a fresh take or let it drop.

  26. Better to remain silent and be thought an illiterate fool than to tweet out and remove all doubt.

  27. Toxic environment down there. Dave Caldwell finally has the luxury of drafting character players, as he did this past spring, but still has to contend with the jerks from the past.

  28. @stexan,

    So, pointing out the worst English ever spoken is now racist? Florida State University should be the one upset, not us.

  29. robigd says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    mediasloppy says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    I could care less about you arrogant English professors. The guy saw this coming from the media as it happened and his own team turns their back on him. Worse is the Trump supporters who rip on this guys grammar yet ignore Trump has the mentality of a ten-year-old…
    ——————————–

    So. You actually could care less? You made a non political event political. Congrats.
    ————

    Do you understand English? I clearly stated I don’t care what you think, while at the same time stated a fact about Trump. The irony is simple and not about politics, it’s about a mindset.

  30. When players around the league see that Ramsey got a week off in the mid August heat, they’re all going to go off on reporters. Or get together to stage a fight on the practice field.

  31. Anyone making fun of this guys grammar in his tweet better not be a trumpkin. You can be a moron and be the best player at his position in the nfl. He proves that. You can’t however be a moron and be a good president. Trump proves that.

  32. gogreenbiotch says:
    Anyone making fun of this guys grammar in his tweet better not be a trumpkin. You can be a moron and be the best player at his position in the nfl. He proves that. You can’t however be a moron and be a good president. Trump proves that.

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    Nothing at all has been proven yet. Moron or not, if Trump keeps his campaign promises he’ll be remembered as a good President, regardless of his Twitter grammar. It’s just that simple.

  33. Making his wallet a little lighter is a good way to get his attention. His grammar does need improving however….lol.

  34. Fred, the point that you are missing is that we are supposed to take someone seriously that can’t put 3 words together? I don’t care what color they are, they are ignorant.

  35. A suspension in the preseason? I think they call that a vacation! No loss of pay because they get paid during the season.

  36. Cornerbacks are the biggest Divas out there. Aside from Antonio Brown and OBJ, these DB’s are the worst/. This tool thinks he is the 2nd coming of Richard – cracked cup- Sherman. Except, Sherman is at least of average intelligence.
    Whatever happened to shutting your mouth and playing ball.
    In 5 years no one will remember who this moron was….

  37. cjweber5187 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 10:42 pm
    firstdownbrowns says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    did he brake double digits on the W – Test ?

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  38. The issue here isn’t his use of grammar on the tweet but the way he attacked the reporter. #LameAssReporter is the issue here. Players have to learn that they are being watched and recorded all the time these days. Its ok to stand up for your teammates but to attack the people who cover you locally isn’t the way to make any friends. It only will create negative publicity for you and your team.

  39. I’ve been a Jaguars fan since 1995, but I can freely admit that Ramsey is a jackass and not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. He’s wildly talented, but shows terrible judgment almost daily.

  40. I think the suspension is adequate. His tweet can be viewed as threatening to the reporters. Now he may have a reason for being upset for the Jacksonville media, but has to learn (IMO), that he can’t/shouldn’t tweet something like that. I wouldn’t want to piss off the media, because I’m sure they can make your life a little difficult (possibly).
    He is a good player and Jacksonville has a good team. This is something that happens every year. He now made it bigger than what it was by tweeting what he did. If I would have seen the video, I would have thought typical training camp stuff/emotions, and I’m sure they will work out their differences.

  41. If he didn’t lose pay or still playing in the first regular season game then this suspension doesn’t mean anything. Basically just a slap on the wrist with a paid time off from practice to cool down.

  42. jimmyjohns01 says:

    August 13, 2018 at 9:33 am

    If he didn’t lose pay or still playing in the first regular season game then this suspension doesn’t mean anything. Basically just a slap on the wrist with a paid time off from practice to cool down.

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    I agree. It looks like more stories are coming out where he could lose some money over this.

  43. “Anyone making fun of this guys grammar in his tweet better not be a trumpkin.”
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    How about this, I despise Trump and think Ramsey’s grammar is pathetic. Both are an embarrassment to themselves. We don’t need to continue to dumb down America and accept this level of communication. We need to demand better.

  44. Suspended for a preseason game? Is that really punishment? Doesn’t miss a real game, or game check. No fines, at least none reported yet. This doesn’t even qualify as a slap on the wrist.

  45. Football karma baby……

    …..Ramsey is a real loudmouth; the football gods usually have a way of dealing with disrespectful idiots like him…….

    #RamseyWillGetHis

  46. stexan says:
    August 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Not a single response on this thread has been about the fight or the threat. It’s ALL been “let’s make fun of the black man and his grammar/tweets/accent. etc.” Which is about as racist as it gets, short of sheets and a burning cross.
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    That’s because nobody can take you or your comments seriously if you write like an imbecile. It’s not about making fun of anyone. It’s about formulating a lucid respectable response to something you don’t like. It’s what adults do. If you don’t do that and you are an adult then yes… comments tend to focus on the idiocy of the comment and not the issue.

    S/
    Another Black Guy

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