Ramsey told Green he was 'weak' and 'soft'
Both Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Cincinnati Bengals star wideout A.J. Green were ejected for fighting during their Week 9 NFL game on Sunday.
After much speculation as to what led to the brawl, Ramsey told his side of the story.
On Wednesday, Ramsey admitted calling Green "weak" and "soft," which ultimately led to Green grabbing Ramsey around the neck and throwing him to the ground late in the first half of the Bengals' 23-7 loss.
"I told him on almost every play that he was weak, that he was soft. That is straight facts and he can't handle the truth. I told him that his time was almost up. I told him he was easy and it was, he had only one catch for 6 yards," Ramsey told reporters.
"I was just out there speaking facts to him. He got mad. Then people talking about I pushed him, I pushed him on every single play. Go back and look at the film."
Green did apologize for his role in the incident after the game saying, "I regret my actions."
"As a player, as a man, and a father, that's a reflection of me," Green said, according to USA Today. "I should have walked off in that whole situation. I definitely learned from this experience. It's never going to happen again."
The NFL decided against suspending Green or Ramsey, but the two could likely be fined a minimum of $30,387, which is given to players who commit their first offense for fighting.