Both Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Bengals star wideout A.J. Green were ejected for fighting during their Week 9 game on Sunday. After much speculation as to what led to the brawl, Ramsey told his side of the story.
“As a player, as a man, and a father, that’s a reflection of me,” Green said, according to USA Today. “I should have walked off in that whole situation. I definitely learned from this experience. It’s never going to happen again.”
The NFL decided against suspending Green or Ramsey, but the two could likely be fined a minimum of $30,387, which is given to players who commit their first offense for fighting.
Although Olsen is on the Panthers’ injured reserve list due to a foot injury, he could potentially play in the Vikings-Panthers game Dec. 10. Minnesota fears that Olsen could gain a competitive advantage, but he won’t be in production meetings or at Vikings practices as members of broadcast teams commonly are.
“We are excited for the opportunity to make this Sunday’s broadcast fun and insightful with Pro Bowler Greg Olsen,” FOX said in a statement to Pelissero. “We fully respect the Vikings concerns and will limit the amount of pre-game access allowed to Greg. We look forward to welcoming him in the broadcast booth and giving viewers a unique perspective this Sunday.”
Although it is unusual for an active NFL player to broadcast a game, this would not be the first time it has happened. While Matt Hasselbeck was quarterback for the Colts in 2014, he called a Rams-Cardinals game, and in 1994, the Chiefs’ Marcus Allen called a game between the Lions and Buccaneers. A key difference is Hasselbeck and Allen did not play the teams in question during those seasons.