JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have directed cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. for a week because of Fowler's involvement in a post-conflict conflict Sunday and Ramsey's profane tirade aimed at the media filming the incident.
The team issued a statement stating that they had been suspended for "breaking the rules of the team and being rude to a Jaguar football player."
Fowler came into an altercation with Yannick Ngakoue shortly after the end of the training and the two players had to be separated twice by defensive players Calais Campbell and Carroll Phillips and defensive tackle Abry Jones. No punches were thrown.
Fowler and Ngakoue left the field, surrounded by teammates, but the argument flared shortly afterwards on the outer corridor that led to the entrance of the locker room at TIAA Bank Field. The players had to be separated from teammates again.
Ramsey was not happy that news media filmed the first incident between Fowler and Ngakoue and shouted at local media "to stop hearing that, man!" Ramsey continued to yell at the media and use profane language as he left the practice field.
Ramsey also sent several tweets on Sunday afternoon, including one in which he stated that he would work for Fowler.
I'm always gone, pick up my teammates, I know what kind of men and players it is! Love my children! If you do not like it, well. God bless 🙏🏾
– Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) August 12, 2018
Fowler, third overall in 2015, only participated in his second training camp session; He was removed from the physically non-executable list on Saturday. Fowler has twice been in training camp struggles, both came in 2016. He thumped teammate Chris Reed after being banned from the sideline, then was thrown out of a joint practice with Tampa Bay after he got into an argument with Buc's guard was Ali Marpet.
Fowler will miss the season opener as a penalty for the NFL's personal behavioral policy violation resulting from its arrest in July 2017 and the subsequent appeal for battery, crime and theft allegations.
Fowler was also involved in an earlier dispute on Sunday. Narrow finish James O & # 39; Shaughnessy got a pass from Blake Bortles in 11-on-11 drills and was hit near the sideline. Fowler seemed to be pushing O & # 39; Shaughnessy and within seconds a large group of players rushed in to end the fight.
Ramsey, the fifth overall in 2016, was Pro Bowler and All-Pro's first team last season.