Sunday featured a AFC North divisional match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. At one point in the game there was a scuffle between Browns’ defensive lineman Phil Taylor and Ravens running back Ray Rice. What caused it was relatively unknown.
“I heard a guy scream he got spit on,” Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said. “If guys are spitting, that’s immature. That’s elementary. We’re all grown men. There’s no need to spit on a guy. I don’t know if it was Ray, but apparently someone got spit on.”
Reporters asked Phil Taylor if he was spit on and that was what incited the scuffle. Taylor didn’t deny it saying “something happened.”
“Look at the film, you will see … I’m not going to say,” Taylor said, per The Plain Dealer. “It is what it is. I need to keep my composure.”
As of right now no video has popped up on YouTube.
After possibly being spit on by Rice, Taylor slapped him on the side of his helmet and was flagged for unsportsmanlike penalty, a 15-yard penalty. The Browns coaches tried to sub out Taylor following the penalty but players, including Jackson waved off the sub.
“He was fine,” Jackson said. “(It’s) one of the things you have to be able to experience to mature yourself as a player … tempers are going to flare. The mature players can flare up a little bit, but still be able to execute . . . I wanted (Taylor) to stay in the game so he could learn from it.”