Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was left a bit shocked when he saw the brawl between Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate. After the Rams and Giants game ended, Ramsey and Tate made an eye-contact, and started fighting near the 50-yard line.
Players from both teams stepped in and separated Ramsey and Tate. "I was shaking hands and kind of got in the middle," McVay said, per ESPN. "Fortunately, got it broken up and nothing occurred from there."
Giants coach Joe Judge suggested he wasn't a fan of seeing his players in a post-game fight. "Obviously, want to do our fighting between the whistles for 60 minutes," Judge said. "I don't know all the details, so I'm going to reserve comment until I find out everything."
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald said he didn't see what happened between Ramsey and Tate. "I wasn't out there at the end of the game. I didn't even see it; I was in the locker room, so I didn't even see what happened," Donald said.
Off the field stuff between Ramsey and Tate led to a fight
Ramsey, who has two kids with Tate's sister Breanna, left the mother of his two kids while she was pregnant with their second child. "They've got some stuff off the field, and unfortunately it came onto the field, but I just want to go out there and play football," Rams safety John Johnson III told KNBC-TV.
"I try to keep Jalen, his head in the game, and can't be too upset about it, but hopefully they can squash whatever they had and we can move forward from it." Giants coach Judge didn't want to confirm he talked with Tate before the match regarding his feud with Ramsey.
A year ago, Tate said in a Twitter post Ramsey would have to see him. "We talk to all of our players every week about different things. I'll keep some of the conversations between our players just between me and the players.
We don't want to have happen at the end of the game to have happened. That's not the way we want to be as a team. I don't know all the details. I have to look into that more before I really have any comments to make of it," Judge said.
"I'd like to keep those conversations between me and Golden. ... I just have to keep certain things protected between me and the team."