Watch: Bengals WR AJ Green Ejected After Chokeslam

You may have seen it by now but if you haven’t been on/don’t have Twitter, it’s worth another look. Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green may have taken out some season (and career) frustration today, getting himself ejected after choke slamming Jacksonville Jaguars’ corner Jalen Ramsey.

Both players were tossed, though many have fairly wondered what Ramsey did to earn himself an ejection.

The Bengals lost to Jacksonville 23-7. Without Green, Andy Dalton had no weapons and held to just 136 yards on ten completions. Their leading wide receiver was Brandon LaFell’s two catches for 28 yards and on the day, the offense was held to just 148 yards. They drop to 3-5 on the season and though it was pretty much already a given, have lost all hopes for playoff contention.

It’s definitely possible Green winds up being suspended for his actions. Pittsburgh doesn’t play them for another month so it’s not going to affect the upcoming matchup but sums up the Bengals’ time under Mike Brown – frustration. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1990 against the Houston Oilers.

Jags’ QB Blake Bortles trolled the Bengals post-game after Vontaze Burfict proclaimed that Bortles couldn’t beat them (he threw for 259 yards, a score, and wasn’t sacked).

After a brief surge following the firing of their offensive coordinator, the Bengals have fallen back into a predictable rut. Can’t run. Can barely throw. And without leadership, Marvin Lewis continues to fail in that regard, not much of a future.

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  • JNick

    This is predictably what happens when Vontaze Burfict and Pac-man Jones are your leaders.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I think he is super frustrated being a Bengal.

  • Gloria Burke

    Agree, this is frustration of some sort, but the shove to the ground before the choke by Ramsey was just as disgustingly “quien es mas macho”. I am by no means a Bengals apologist because I think Burfict and Jones are disgusting individuals but this just doesn’t seem in character for Green. AB apparently thinks so and he probably knows Green pretty well.

  • Mister Wirez

    The wheels are off the Cincy short bus

  • O’Neal

    Leading back them to browns like despair they had for what, the 90s and 2000s

  • Brenton deed

    It all stats at the top.

  • HondoCogburn

    The bad news Bungles strike again please give Coach Lewis a 10 year extention, and give Burfect and Pacman lifetime contracts while you’re at it.

  • The Chin

    Watched Georges St-Pierre do it last night. So he thought he’d give it a whirl.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Way out of character. Reportedly Jalen Ramsey said something to him that he wouldn’t disclose, but after the game Green said it wasn’t that, that he was set off by him taking “cheap shots” throughout the game. I haven’t seen the game yet so I can’t really say.

  • Jones

    Agreed. The shove by Ramsey was way late and uncalled for, and the reaction by AJ was out of character. Maybe they should switch teams, lol

  • dany

    lol Bortles is gonna Jeff Garcia his way to a superbowl with that frustrating defense

  • JNick

    This just may be the year Marvin Lewis gets fired. This team is an absolute mess. Undisciplined, an absolute dumpster fire and huge holes in personnel. This goes back to him and how he runs the team.

  • Doug Andrews

    I feel like Marvin’s a good coach amongst some pretty bad apples. He’s made some questionable decisions yes but I think he’s just trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Ownership should be mostly to blame for bringing in these low character guys like Pac and Vontez. Also letting quality FAs walk without replacingmenrs This team needs some new leaders or its going to continue to be a laughing stock

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  • EdJHJr

    Green with the sleeper. Should have kept it on

  • thomas hmmmm

    Cincy has always been a laughing stock.. Even when they have won they have been a laughing stock.. They need a new coach who won’t accept all the BS the players do.. As far as Green goes, Ramsey must really have been talking super smack. Green has always been a stand up guy as far as I can remember. I think Green is just frustrated with the team as a whole.

  • thomas hmmmm

    I didn’t think the shove was that strong by Ramsey. I just think it just pissed Green off that he went tumbling down.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Maybe the Bengals and Browns should merge; can they field a football team between the two rosters after getting rid of the thugs?

  • DoctorNoah

    Bengals need to fire Lewis, get new ownership and then take a decade to sadly rebuild like the Browns.

    Nice takedown A.J. – learning from Vontaze

  • Dshoff

    Green is a troublemaker. They should trade him to the Steelers for a 7th round draft pick. 🙂 Could you imagine Green on the Steelers? That would be sweet!

  • Nathanael Dory

    Did Lewins got an extention? I dont remember lol

  • Matthew Marczi

    No, pretty sure he’s in the final year of his deal, though that’s not been uncommon there. I’m not sure he wants to coach much longer. The nearly had a succession plan in place for Hue Jackson to take over a couple years ago, but Mike Brown refused to put it in writing.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Huge locker room cancer. They definitely need to unload him to Pittsburgh immediately, even if they have to eat a large portion of his contract just to get him out of there.

  • Mark

    Martavis for Green

  • Michael Mosgrove

    we dont have the space to pick up aj green. but i would love for him to be out of the afc north.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i’ve said for twenty years the browns should be put in afc east and the pats should be in the afc north. if they had been in our division they would have significantly less wins and the browns would be less of a laughing stock. the pats have steam rolled the afc east for 14 years because the other 3 teams have been weak.

  • PaeperCup

    AJ has long been level headed and relatively humble for a we which produces it’s fair share of divas. This is surprising, But Ramsey must have really got under his and he must be frustrated with things there in cincy

  • NinjaMountie

    How Lewis has kept his job is beyond me.

  • Rocksolid20

    Oh , guess that would make us a 30 point a game team ?! LMAO .

  • Steve

    Life in jail for the thugs.

  • Steve

    Bortles don’t make many mistakes and their Defence keeps them in a lot of games.

  • Taylor Williams

    He needs to come join us, the real winners.
    Our worse seasons were 8-8, which really isn’t bad since we were rebuilding

  • HondoCogburn

    Only after their careers are over.

  • jsteeler

    Huh??? Makes no sense.

  • jsteeler

    Green would be doing a Martavis. Frustrated as Hell. Ben only sees AB. Now, Green is on the practice squad running with 2nd team. Not a good look with Ben still the QB.

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  • melblount

    In April 2016 Lewis got a 1-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

  • Gluebucket

    Did anyone make him take off his helmet? Are we sure that wasn’t Burfict or Pacman wearing Green’s uniform??

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    It’s just the latest installment of ‘Marvin’s Misfits.’


    Well, so much for that IDIOT Burficts prognostication career!!!
    I bet Bortles stayed late to get some extra throws in when he heard that comment from the buffoon.
    I hope CIN keeps Burfict as captain (along with the equally thuggish and moronic PacMan), for the rest of their careers!!

  • mem359

    With the geographic locations, maybe put the Ravens in the East (Atlantic seaboard teams), and move the Bills to the North (states near Lake Erie).

  • Michael Mosgrove

    That would make geographic sense. But as far as competitiveness, best thing would be to swap out pats and browns. Browns may get some more wins per season in afc east. Pats would get less in the north.

  • NCSteel

    Just keep doing what you’re doing Bengals. The entire league loves it.
    If talk was play, you fellas would be the Pittsburgh Steelers right now.

  • LAD

    Did the Jaguars players that actually takes Green away from Ramsey, hit Green with the helmet in the nuts bag???

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Same old Bengals – no class to be found anywhere.

  • MintDragon

    Ramsey was apparently ‘yapping’ right out of the gate, and the shove pushed AJ over the edge. Perfect indicator of where the Bungles are mentally.

    Wow. Last week, during Marvin Lewis’ press conference, he was asked about the trade screw-up and replied “What can you say… not my job. My job is to get ready for the Jaguars… at least last time I checked”. No one followed up on that statement.

    Dumpster fires in Cleveland, Cinci, and possibly Baltimore. Absolutely crazy.

  • Applebite

    If you’re wondering what Ramsey did wrong, you’re half-awake. That little nudge from Green didn’t warrant a full on shove from Ramsey. Of course, that does not exonerate Green’s response.

    Until Lewis is gone….expect the same from the Bengals.

  • Doug Andrews

    I could be wrong but I don’t think the Cincy Coach has much power due to the ownership. They keep bringing in these players like Pac and Burfict. Given the behavior of these two knuckleheads i can’t think of a team willing tossing these guys if they were released tomorrow. Not one team was wiling to draft Burfict with his first round talent and remember Pac wasn’t able to make it in Dallas with a grown up baby sitter.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    I’ll bet Green is able to beat his coverage quite a bit, but then has to watch Dalton either miss him, overthrow him, or not look his way at all. Must suck being a great receiver with an average (at best) QB.