Donald Trump isn’t the only person who’s declared “war” on the media.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended cornerback Jalen Ramsey for one week after some overly “aggressive” language to the local media over reporting on a practice-day scuffle between Ramsey’s teammates Dante Fowler Jr and Yannick Ngakoue.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reports that his sources say the famously fiery Ramsey was suspended for “going after local media for what he believes is unfair treatment of his teammates especially Dante Fowler.” Ramsey “authored several tweets in support of his teammates & disdain for local media.”
Yahoo Sports’ Jack Baer notes that while there may have been more tweets Ramsey opted to delete, among the over-the-line tweets appears to be the following post threatening “war” to Florida Times-Union reporter Phillip Heilman:
@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
Heilman posted the following video of the incident between Fowler and Ngakoue a few hours before Ramsey called him out by name:
Heilman also noted the skirmish in his daily Jaguars training camp report, noting that Ramsey also got involved.
“It’s clear that after 11 consecutive practices in full pads, the Jaguars are getting antsy,” wrote Heilman. “During 11-on-11 drills, TE O’Shaughnessy caught a pass near the sideline where the defense was standing. In a matter of seconds DE Dante Fowler shoved O’Shaughnessy that also included involvement from Ramsey. After practice, defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Fowler had to be separated repeatedly by teammates.”
According to Heilman, Fowler was likely suspended for the conflict:
After reports of his suspension, Ramsey issued the following non-apology: