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NFL fines A.J. Green $42,000, Bengals WR says he will not appeal

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 2:32 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 2:48 PM
By: Jay Morrison - Staff Writer

The NFL fined Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green $42,000 for his fight with Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey on Sunday, leading to both players being ejected.

Green said he will not appeal the fine.

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“I accept my fine and I’ll pay it and move on,” Green said. “I did something I wasn’t supposed to do. Now I have to accept the consequences.”

Green said he wasn’t worried about possibly being suspended before the league announced he would not be Monday afternoon.

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“I wasn’t nervous,” he said. “I accepted whatever punishment was handed down to me because I put myself in the position where I hurt my team and hurt myself. I can’t ever let that happen again.

“I apologized to the people I hurt and my family,” he continued. “That’s not who I am. I just can’t go out there and blackout like that. That was not professional. That’s not who I am and the reflection of my family, that’s not who we are. That will never happen again.”

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This is the second time Green has been fined during his seven-year NFL career.

The previous fine was for $11,000 when he punted the ball into the crowd after a touchdown reception in a 2015 game against Pittsburgh.