Jaguars’ Tom Coughlin Defends Jalen Ramsey For Fight With Aj Green
Ramsey was ejected for fighting with Green during the Bengals/Jaguars game and Coughlin is coming to his prized corners’ defense.
“I want to voice my support for Jalen Ramsey following the incident in our game on Sunday,” Coughlin said in a team statement.
“Our players are instructed to not retaliate or get involved or do anything that would result in eviction because that would hurt the team. Team comes first, and Jalen was trying not to hurt his team. While he did push his opponent — something that happened with other players during the game — he did not retaliate, he threw no punches, and he did not fight back.
Jalen was doing what Coach [Doug] Marrone has instructed him to do — which is to play tough, be physical and to make every play difficult for his opponent.
There was banter going back and forth during the game, but Jalen was playing football within the rules.”
Coughlin seems to take issue with referee Brad Allen who deemed that Ramsey was the instigator of the fight.
The NFL is reviewing the incident for possible fines but neither Green or Ramsey will receiver suspensions.