Report: Jalen Ramsey Suspended for Ripping Media, Dante Fowler for Fighting

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, left, has a discussion with field judge Terry Brown (43) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will reportedly have a week off during the preseason because of his conduct toward local reporters.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jaguars suspended Ramsey for one week after he criticized local reporters "for what he believes is unfair treatment of his teammates especially Dante Fowler. He authored several tweets in support of his teammates and disdain for local media."

One of Ramsey's tweets was directed toward Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union and included the hashtag #LameAssReporters:

Ramsey also tweeted the following in regard to his support for his teammates: "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."

Mike Kaye of First Coast News reported the Jaguars suspended Ramsey and Fowler for violating team rules after they were part of a scuffle with tight end James O'Shaughnessy during practice Friday. Fowler also argued with defensive end Yannick Ngakoue after practice, according to Kaye, and Ramsey yelled at reporters to stop recording it.

Ramsey was a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro member last year. He was a primary reason Jacksonville's defense was so formidable on the way to the AFC Championship Game.

He hasn't missed a game in his first two seasons and tallied four interceptions in 2017 as he established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. The Jaguars will need him on the field during the regular season, but they'll be without him for the next week.

They play the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday in their second preseason game.

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