Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said on Thursday that he does not plan to appeal the reported $42,000 fine he received from the National Football League for punching Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
After being shoved by Jaguars' defensive back Jalen Ramsey, Green responded by wrestling Ramsey to the ground and throwing multiple punches. Green was docked for fighting and for unsportsmanlike conduct.
While Green's actions stood out comparatively, referee Brad Allen pointed out they were each warned before the fight, per DiRocco and Terrell. It was also reported that Green will not appeal his fine. "I did something I wasn't supposed to do so now I have to accept the consequences and that's fine". He just put his hands on me ... I apologize to the people I hurt and my family. I just can't go out there and black out like that. That's not who I am.
Ramsey and Green had been trash talking back and forth throughout the first half, and things came to a head after a running play with less than 30 seconds to play. So Ramsey got off with nothing more than Sunday's ejection.
According to ESPN.com, Ramsey went after Green in the Bengals' locker area but was restrained "by Jaguars personnel and EverBank Stadium security" before he could get anywhere near Bengals wide receiver.
"I did what I have to do and it's dead now", Green continued. "It just got the best of me today".
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