Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will not be suspended

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Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will not be suspended

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.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) takes down Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during a fight in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Staff Writer

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.

Had Green been suspended for a game, it would have cost him $605,882 — 1/17th of his $10.3 million salary.

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