Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will not be suspended for fighting with Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey in Sunday’s 23-7 loss, according to a tweet from the NFL vice president of communications Michael Signora.
“Mike Evans suspended 1 game. Other Week 9 on-field conduct reviewed for possible fines per standard process,” Signora wrote.
Evans, who hit unsuspecting New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the back during a dead-ball argument, was flagged but not ejected.
Green and Ramsey both were ejected but only will be fined.
The NFL schedule of fines for a first offense of fighting mandates a minimum fine of $30,387, which is what Green will be facing. Ramsey, whom the officials named as the instigator in the fight, was ejected for fighting in 2016. A second offense for fighting carries a mimimum fine of $60,775.
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Had Green been suspended for a game, it would have cost him $605,882 — 1/17th of his $10.3 million salary.