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Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler suspended for Vikings game

Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler suspended for Vikings game

The Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for one week following fights during training camp practice on Sunday and post-practice confrontations — both on the field and off — with Florida Times-Union reporter Phillip Heilman.

#Jaguars All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey was suspended by the team for a week, sources say, after going after local media for what he believes is unfair treatment of his teammates especially Dante Fowler. He authored several tweets in support of his teammates & disdain for local media.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 12, 2018

The #Jaguars have suspended CB Jalen Ramsey and DE Dante Fowler for violating team rules.

— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) August 12, 2018

The initial fight began earlier in practice when tight end James O’Shaughnessy caught a pass from quarterback Blake Bortles and Fowler reportedly shoved him when he was out of bounds. Several players rushed in until it became a practice-stopping altercation, according to Heilman.

On the way back to the locker room, Ngakoue rushed towards Fowler. Teammates, including Calais Campbell, tried to stop Ngakoue but they were unsuccessful and some shouting ensued. Abry Jones was able to separate the players before it became physical.

Jalen Ramsey then sees Heilman recording to video and yells, “Hey, man, y’all stop recording that shit, man!� as the video abruptly ends.

After 11 consecutive padded practices, tempers flared during a #Jaguars team period Sunday and continued afterward when Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue repeatedly had to be separated by teammates. https://t.co/8DtCN9kLBV pic.twitter.com/D9V6GhDC8h

— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 12, 2018

Ramsey then tweeted at Heilman, telling him he “messed up� by tweeting out the video and then went on to defend his teammates.

@phillip_heilman you know you done messed up right? 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

— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) August 12, 2018

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

— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) August 12, 2018

Ramsey and Fowler will be absent from joint practices and the Saturday afternoon matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

It’s a shame there’s a few less chances for Ramsey to injure himself during joint practices or a meaningless preseason game. A real shame.

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