Jaguars suspend Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler for rules violations

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler was involved in a fight with teammate Yannick Ngakoue and they had to be separated twice.Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars suspend cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. for a week.

The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. for a week as the result of an incident after Sunday’s practice.

Fowler was involved in a fight with teammate Yannick Ngakoue and they had to be separated twice. Ramsey then became upset that the media were filming the altercation between Fowler and Ngakoue and directed profanities toward the press.

The team responded by suspending the two “for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars football player.”

Not long after practice ended, Fowler and Ngakoue had to be separated by fellow defensive linemen Calais Campbell, Carroll Phillips and Abry Jones. No one landed a punch.

But as the players were walking toward the locker room, the two combatants got into it again and had to be separated. Ramsey became upset with the media and shouted “stop recording that s—, man.” He continued to use profanity.

Ramsey didn’t stop there. He continued to verbally attack the media on Twitter.

“I’m always gone take up for my teammates kus I know what type of men and players they are forreal! Love my dawgs! If you don’t like it, oh well. God bless”

Ramsey specifically directed his tweets at Phillip Heilman, a reporter for Jacksonville.com who posted video of the training camp fight.

“You know you done messed up right?” Ramsey tweeted at Heilman. “Lol if y’all want war, we got sum for y’all. & Iknow the rest of y’all (you know who you are) gone read this too so just know #LameAssReporters.”

Fowler had just returned to practice on Saturday after being taken off the physically unable to perform list. Earlier in Sunday’s practice, he was involved in another altercation with tight end James O’Shaughnessy.

Also in 2016, he threw a punch at a teammate and was removed from a joint practice with Tampa Bay after he became upset.

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