At the end of a rather uneventful game, a fight broke out among the players. Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tore off Pittsburgh Steeler QB Mason Rudolph’s helmet before smacking him in the head with it. Then, Browns defensive tackle, Larry Ogunjobi, pushed Rudolph to the ground. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey jumped into and punched and kicked Garrett while teammate David DeCastro pinned Garrett to the ground. This resulted in Garrett, Pouncey, and Ogunjobi being rejected from the game.
In follow up interviews, both teams admitted that there was no excuse for the fight and it was poor sportsmanship.
Garrett told ESPN, “What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t allow myself to slip like that. That’s out of character, but a situation like that where it’s an emotional game, and I allowed myself to fall into those emotions with what happened.”
It is unclear at the moment what the long term consequences are for the players. The longest ban from a single game incident lasted five games back in 2006. Pouncey hopes Garrett is suspended for the rest of the season.
Cleveland won last night’s game 14 – 7.