The NFL has officially handed out their rulings in the brawl between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Both teams were fined $250,000 and the following suspensions were handed out.
- Myles Garrett: Indefinite suspension and undisclosed fine
- Larry Ogunjobi: One game suspension and undisclosed fine
- Steelers OL Maurkice Pouncey: Three game suspension and undisclosed fine
Other players will also reportedly will be disciplined although its unclear who else will be subject to punishment.
Garrett struck Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s helmet in the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 victory Thursday night after Rudolph attempted to rip Garrett’s helmet off.
Pouncey punched and kicked Garrett several times after the incident and Ogunjobi came to Garrett’s defense pushing Rudolph to the ground. Rudolph hasn’t been punished by the league yet but it’s apparent based on video evidence that something is coming his way after instigating the brawl.
Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam released the following statement after the NFL’s rulings
Statement from Dee and Jimmy Haslam on Myles Garrett: pic.twitter.com/jdqGxZrZ7j— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2019
All suspensions are allowed to be appealed but based on Garrett’s comments following Thursday’s game, it would be hard to imagine him trying to defend his actions to the league. Understandably, he was trying to defend himself but there’s no defending trying to harm a human being with a weapon considering more damage could’ve been caused with the helmet to Rudolph’s head.