Giants’ Joe Judge, Rams’ Sean McVay react to Jalen Ramsey-Golden Tate fight
In the seconds after the game between the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams concluded, Giants wide receiver Golden Tate and Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey could be seen physically fighting around the 50-yard line before leaving the field, surrounded by players from both sides. Punches were thrown before coaches and teammates could intervene and stop the skirmish.
Ramsey then waited outside the New York locker room for Tate, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, though there was not a second scuffle.
Afterwards, the head coaches from both teams reacted to the postgame brawl. Both claimed to be unaware of the specifics.
“I was shaking hands and kind of got in the middle,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said. “Fortunately, got it broken up and nothing occurred from there.”
Giants head coach Joe Judge echoed McVay’s sentiments:
“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.”
Neither Ramsey nor Tate spoke to the media after the game. Multiple players who did talk to reporters claimed they didn’t know why the two veterans got so heated with each other. However, Ramsey has two young daughters with Tate’s younger sister Breanna, and the two have publicly feuded over the family situation (Ramsey broke up with Breanna while she was pregnant for another woman, per the New York Post).
Rams safety John Johnson III, acknowledged the non-football related beef.
“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,” Johnson said. “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.”
Judge didn’t acknowledge whether he had talked to Tate about the matchup with Ramsey before kick-off.
“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.”
Jalen Ramsey declined to comment about the situation earlier in the week.
The Rams (3-1) beat the Giants (0-4), 17-9, at SoFi Stadium. Ramsey helped limit Tate to four catches for 20 yards on six targets.