Browns’ Myles Garrett Suspended After Hitting Steelers’ Mason Rudolph With Own Helmet
(Charlotte, N.C.) — The Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett has been sidelined for the season. The NFL announced today Garrett has been suspended through the playoffs, after he ripped the helmet off Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph, and clubbed him in the head with it during Thursday night’s game.
Garrett’s suspension will last at least six games, which is the longest in NFL history for a single incident.
Garrett issued an apology for the incident today. In a statement, the player says: “Last night, I made a terrible mistake. I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL.”
The NFL also suspended Browns’ defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi one game for shoving Rudolph after he was hit in the head. Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey came to Rudolph’s defense, kicking and punching garrett. He’s now been suspended three games.
Rudolph may not be an innocent victim in the incident, however. Replays show him charging Garrett after the Browns’ star tackles him and rips his helmet off. He’s also seen grabbing Garrett in the head and neck, trying to take off his helmet, too. Instead of suspending Rudolph as well, the NFL is only issuing him a fine.
Our question of the night: Should the NFL further punish Mason Rudolph?
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