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Giants think Ramsey threw 1st punch in melee

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New York City Giants coach Joe Judge believes it was Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams who tossed the very first punch in the postgame melee Sunday that included Golden Tate.

Tate secured himself as the 2 gamers went to the ground before players and coaches from both teams separated the 2, who have a history with each other.

“First of all, I don’t want [co-owners] John Mara, Steve Tisch or anybody associated with this group to require to deal with something like this after the video game,” Judge specified Monday. “This isn’t why we play the game. We have 60 minutes to beat the hell out of each other legally in between the whistles. We do not require anything additional after.

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“I talked with a variety of our players, and certainly we saw some video on [it] and guys that were included, and I type of had an eyewitness viewpoint for myself after me and Sean [McVay, the Rams’ head coach] had an exchange at midfield. I reversed and it was type of taking place right there in front of me. So I got a fast look of it right there.

“Look, all I require to say is the account I received from a variety of our players– there is a history clearly in between them, and there was a punch tossed. Golden was protecting himself. I was told he wasn’t the one who tossed the punch. And everybody involved was attempting to break it up.

“I can say that both our gamers and the Rams’ personnel and gamers, from what I saw with my own eyes, existed attempting to break it up. I didn’t see anything going on in the pile. … People were attempting to break it up.”

The league is taking a look at the matter, but suspensions are not expected for either player, a source told ESPN. The Giants don’t plan to discipline Tate, barring any brand-new details.

“There are a number of things we still require to have a look at as a group right here,” Judge mentioned. “But based upon the info I was provided and what I saw with my own eyes and what our players used me, it didn’t seem like there was an immediate need for [discipline for Tate] Nevertheless we’ll take a look at it if there is. Undoubtedly we’ll continuously take care of our players.”

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