By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The NFL wasted no time in making a decision. Approx. 12 hours after the incident that put a black eye on the league, they have announced that Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely.
Late in Thursday night’s game, Garrett went bunkers. Moments before he lost his mind, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph attempted to take his helmet off.
This led Garrett to rip off Rudolph’s helmet as he was engaged with an offensive lineman. He then swung hit and hit Rudolph in the head.
The young quarterback then raised his hands in shock as to why there was no penalty during the incident.
Garrett, Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey were all ejected from the incident. These three were also suspended by the NFL on Friday.
Besides Garrett’s indefinite suspended that is expected through at least the rest of the 2019 season, Ogunjobi was suspended one game. Pouncey was suspended three games.
Pouncey kicked and punched Garrett once he was on the ground. There was no suspensions for Rudolph, nor the running back, who also punched Garrett at this time.
The league’s release said that Garrett must meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before an announcement is made on his future. Garrett has also been fined an undisclosed amount, as well.
Garrett, according to the league, violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting. In addition, he violated the law about removing the helmet of an opponent and using it as a weapon.
Each organization has been fined $250,000. Pouncey was fined an undisclosed amount for ‘fighting, including punching and kicking an opponent.’
Ogunjobi was also hit with a fine. He was fined for ‘unnecessary roughness, specifically for shoving an opposing player to the ground during an alternation.’
If there are any more suspensions or fines, it would come from the league at a later date. There will be fines, or even suspensions levied against players, who left the bench to enter the fight area, according to the league.