New York Giants coach Joe Judge has said that Los Angeles Rams safety Jalen Ramsey threw the first punch in a post-game fight that involved Giants wide receiver Golden Tate. Shortly after the Rams beat the Giants 17-9, Ramsey and Tate clashed near the 50-yard line and the players from both teams jumped in to separate the two.
"First off, I don't want John Mara, Steve Tisch or anybody involved in this team to have to deal with something like this after the game," Judge said. "This isn't why we play the game. We have 60 minutes to beat the hell out of each other legally between the whistles.
We don't need anything extra after. "I talked to a number of our players and obviously we saw some video on and guys that were involved and I kind of had an eyewitness standpoint for myself after me and Sean had an exchange at midfield.
I turned around and it was kind of happening right there in front of me. So I got a quick glimpse of it right there."
Judge says Tate was simply defending himself
A year ago, the reports surfaced that Ramsey left Tate's sister while she was carrying their second child.
Back then, Tate underlined in a Twitter post that Ramsey would have to see him. "Look, all I have to say is the account I got from a number of our players -- there is a history obviously between them -- and there was a punch throw.
Golden was defending himself. I was told he wasn't the one who threw the punch. And everybody involved was trying to break it up. I can say that both our players and the Rams' staff and players, from what I saw with my own eyes, were there trying to break it up.
I didn't see anything going on in the pile. From the accounts I was told and the information I was given and from what I saw with my own eyes, that's what I saw, guys were trying to break it up," Judge claimed.
As of now, the Giants don't plan to suspend or fine Tate. "There are a number of things we still have to look through as a team right here," Judge said. "But based on the information I was given and what I saw with my own eyes and what our players gave me, it didn't sound like there was an immediate need for (discipline for Tate). But we'll look into it if there is. Obviously we'll always take care of our players."