CLEVELAND — 3 gamers have been ejected after an unpleasant brawl within the ultimate seconds of Thursday night time’s Steelers–Browns sport, one who noticed Cleveland defensive finish Myles Garrett strike Mason Rudolph within the head with the Pittsburgh quarterback’s helmet.
The wild melee began when Rudolph dumped a go to operating again Trey Edmunds past due within the fourth quarter, then was once dragged to the bottom by way of Garrett. Rudolph gave the impression to take a look at and dislodge Garrett’s helmet whilst they have been at the flooring, prior to the Browns defensive finish ripped off the QB’s helmet when they stood up, taking a swing with it and connecting at the best of Rudolph’s helmet-less head.
Gamers from each sidelines spilled at the area because it came about. Steelers heart Maurkice Pouncey jumped onto Garrett, punching him after which kicking him as Steelers teammate David DeCastro pinned Garrett to the bottom.
Garrett, Pouncey and Browns defensive take on Larry Ogunjobi have been ejected. Ogunjobi had driven Rudolph to the bottom from in the back of after the QB were hit by way of Garrett.
“I misplaced my cool, and I remorseful about it,” Garrett mentioned. “I admire when my staff had my again, but it surely will have to have by no means were given to that time.”
Garrett and Pouncey each most likely face suspensions. The longest ban for an on-field incident in NFL historical past is the 5 video games that Albert Haynesworth were given in 2006 for stomping on Andrew Gurode’s head.
“I do not know what the principles are,” Rudolph mentioned when requested if Garrett will have to be suspended. “I do not know — however I realize it was once bush-league. Overall coward transfer on his phase. I am getting it; it is OK, regardless that. I’m going to take it; I am not gonna backtrack from any bully available in the market. So we will see what occurs.”
Pouncey referred to as at the NFL to behave.
“Completely, completely — 100 p.c,” he mentioned when requested if Garrett will have to be suspended for the remainder of the season. “We will see how critical the NFL is set their gamers.”
Gamers and coaches from all sides condemned what came about.
“It is inexcusable,” Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield instructed Fox after the sport. “I do not care if it is a contention or no longer.”
Requested in regards to the melee, Steelers trainer Mike Tomlin instructed journalists: “I’m going to stay my ideas to myself. You guys noticed what came about on the finish.” Requested once more, Tomlin mentioned: “That is precisely what I mentioned; I were given no remark. … Not more questions referring to that, ‘reason I am announcing not anything.”
Mentioned Browns trainer Freddie Kitchens: “I am embarrassed, Myles is embarrassed. It is not just right.”