Los Angeles Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey blames Dave Caldwell for requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars, who selected Ramsey at No. 5 in the 2016 NFL draft, traded the cornerback to the Rams in 2019.
In 2019, Ramsey had a meeting Jaguars’ brass and it didn’t end well.
In the Catching Fades podcast with Aqib Talib, Ramsey said Jaguars owner Shad Khan and co-owner Tony Khan were “respectful” towards him at the beginning of the meeting.
But Caldwell — who was the Jaguars general manager at the time — wasn’t so nice to Ramsey.
Ramsey refused to apologize to Tom Coughlin — who was the Jaguars team president at the time — and Caldwell wasn’t happy at all.
“So then Dave Caldwell, who was the GM at the time, he took the total opposite — I guess they were in there playing good cop, bad cop. He took the total opposite approach,” Ramsey said. “He started cussing and started trying to cuss me out, like ‘You need to go [expletive] apologize.’
“I said ‘No, that ain’t happening.’ And then he said something else, but I forgot what he said. You know how when you’re in shock sometimes, you give like that little laugh, like ‘He’s crazy.’ So, I gave him a little grin and he’s like ‘Oh, is this funny to you?’ And I just started shaking my head, and then he was like, ‘Well, just get the [expletive] out!’ And he opened the door, and I just walked out like laughing a little bit, and he slammed the door behind me.”
Ramsey then called his agent and said he didn’t want to play for the Jaguars anymore.