Frustrations boiled over for the New York Jets in the fourth quarter Friday to a point a referee was bloodied.
After an extra point made the Miami Dolphins’ lead 27-6, there was some pushing and shoving between the teams.
As a referee attempted to break things up, Jets defensive lineman Micheal Clemons extended an arm, and his open hand struck the face of the ref, who later spit blood.
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Although it seemed accidental, Clemons was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected.
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Clemons exchanged words with the Dolphins’ Austin Jackson, who was also ejected for throwing a punch.
Jets teammate C.J. Mosely was also flagged after jostling with a Dolphin.
Six of the first seven Jets’ possessions in the game ended with punts, and the other ended in a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown at the end of the first half.
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New York trailed the Dolphins by three touchdowns at the time of publication, likely dropping the Jets to 4-7.
Clemons was a fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2022 NFL Draft.