Update: A.J. Green has been fined $42,000 for his fight with Jalen Ramsey in the Bengals vs Jaguars Week 9 game. He will not be appealing, which he said on Sunday and again today. He said he is accepting his punishment.
A.J. said he was fined 42,000. Will pay and not appeal. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) November 9, 2017
Green absolutely unloaded on Ramsey, putting him in a headlock, throwing him to the ground and landing several punches before being restrained. It led to both players being kicked out of the game and sent to the postgame locker rooms.
Green’s actions are still being reviewed for a possible fine, so he still could get hit hard in the wallet, but it looks like he won’t miss any game time. The NFL fines listing indicates Green should be fined $30,387 for a first time fight.
Ironically, Green wasn’t the only superstar receiver to fight in Week 9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans was suspended for one game after he punched New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore from behind after the defender got into an exchange with Jameis Winston. There were also players ejected in the Cardinals-49ers game for fighting.
The difference with Evans was he did not get ejected for fighting, so the league felt it was necessary to suspend him for one game as adequate punishment. Green was ejected from his game and missed the entire second half. Therefore, the league did not feel he needed to be suspended for another game.