Green, Ramsey avoid league suspensions over fight, could face fines
CINCINNATI (AP) — Neither Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green nor Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey were suspended by the NFL on Monday, a day after they fought during a game.
Green grabbed Ramsey around the neck, threw him to the ground and punched him in the helmet late in the first half of a 23-7 loss in Jacksonville. He and Ramsey — who started the altercation by pushing Green to the ground — were ejected from the game.
Green is known as one of the Bengals’ most even-tempered players. He apologized after the game for his outburst, prompted by Ramsey’s trash-talking and his shove.
NFL spokesman Michael Signora said fines could still be handed down.
Green could be joined in the receiving rotation by rookie John Ross on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said Ross, a first-round draft pick, is physically able to play a game, but is still trying to catch up after missing most of the offseason practices due to shoulder surgery and a knee injury.