AJ Green Explains What Led To Brawl With Jalen Ramsey
On Sunday, former Georgia wide receiver AJ Green, a seven year veteran with the Cincinnati Bengals, was involved in a fight with Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
“AJ Green involved in a fight” is not a headline we expect to read — Green, a seven year vet, tends to steer clear from drama.
However, on Sunday, Green did get thrown out of a game against the Jaguars thanks to this fight.
Referee Brad Allen told ESPN that Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey was thrown out for a flagrant personal foul, citing him as the “instigator.” Green was removed from the game for fighting.
Considering most have never really seen Green react in this manner, it left us wondering what caused this pretty intense fight. Green explains…
“The ref came to me [on the] sideline and said next time he puts his hands to your face, we’re going to call it. I let it slide, let it slide, a couple of plays. It’s football. Things get a little rough up there, so I didn’t mind that.
“But when you start trying to take cheap shots when I’m not looking and stuff like that, then that’s when I’ve got to defend myself and I’m not going to back down from anybody. I have a son, and I’m not going to teach him to back down from anybody like that. It’s a respect thing. I respect all my opponents — but when it gets to a level, when I’m not looking and put myself in danger, I’m going to have to defend myself.”
ESPN also reported that Ramsey attempted to find Green at halftime and had to be restrained by EverBank Stadium security near the Bengals locker room. Ramsey reportedly shouted profanities at Green after spotting him and stated that he was going to find Green upon being released by security.
Ramsey was told to return to the Jags locker room and that was the end of that.
To read more, including Green’s apology, click here.