Ramsey and Green engaged briefly as Joe Mixon took a handoff off tackle for a 1-yard gain. Fifteen yards away from the play, Ramsey lightly shoved Green, knocking him to the ground. Green reacted by wrapping his arm around Ramsey's neck area and pulling him to the ground and repeatedly punching him, starting an actual skirmish that required officials to step in to break up the altercation.
Each player was assessed personal fouls on the play and was ejected from the game.
"I apologize to my teammates, Mr. Brown, and everybody, because that is not who I am," Green told reporters after the game, per ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell. "It just got the best of me today."
"That's not football," Green said of Ramsey's shove. "I could come at you and cut you every play. Cut you in the knees. I'm not going to because it's a cheap shot. As a man, that's disrespectful. ... It's a respect thing."
Green departed with just one reception for six yards. Ramsey had recorded one tackle. Jacksonville leads Cincinnati 13-7 at halftime.