Coughlin: Ramsey Was Playing Football Within Rules


Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin released a statement regarding the ejection of CB Jalen Ramsey during Sunday's game against the Bengals:

“I want to voice my support for Jalen Ramsey following the incident in our game on Sunday. 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 to not 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 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.”  

Ramsey was ejected just before the first half of Sunday's game against the Bengals, after shoving AJ Green following a play. Green responded by tackling Ramsey and throwing punches, which set off a brawl before the end of the half. Officials say that Ramsey and Green were warned multiple times throughout the game to stop.


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