Garrett's shocking actions on national TV will come with a price.
Going into Thursday night's game, Garrett was leading the AFC in sacks, with 10 quarterback takedowns through the first nine games of the season.
The only thing missing, for me, is the suspension of Rudolph, who actually started the fight as he tried to take off Garrett's helmet as the defender was taking down Rudolph, who had just gotten off a screen pass under heavy pressure. "But in a situation like that where it's an emotional game like (Ogunjobi) said, and I can't allow myself to fall into those emotions". "It's out of character".
Garrett had removed Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him with it. Pouncey had responded by punching and kicking Garrett in the helmet and Ogunjobi pushed Rudolph down while the two were outside of the fight that was ongoing in the end zone. ESPN's Kevin Seifert pointed out the longest suspension for an on-field incident in league history is five games, when Albert Haynesworth stomped on an opponent's head in 2006.
As some observers have pointed out, in a struggle on the ground, Rudolph can be seen pulling at Garrett's helmet, seemingly trying to remove it.
Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison was one of the many people on Twitterverse who accused Garrett of assault on Thursday night after Garrett's helmet hit Rudolph's head. You never beat Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the same year, and then we've got to talk about this.
Since there was no rule in place saying a player could not use a helmet as a weapon, the refs charged Alzado with unsportsmanlike conduct, but subsequently, the "Lyle Alzado" rule was created the following offseason.
"It was bad, what can I say, by all parties involved". Who knows? You know what I mean? The Browns and Steelers organizations were each fined $250,000. They were chosen in many circles to make a playoff rush with a talented young quarterback, and two of the best receivers in the game in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. joining the team.
As disquieting and sickening as the video of Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett assaulting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with Rudolph's own helmet is, it's hard to take your eyes off if for no other reason than you've nearly certainly never seen anything quite like that on a football field - even long after you thought you'd seen everything.
The ugly melee occurred in the final seconds of the Browns' 21-7 win. Under no circumstance do we want anything to do with anything like that.
"I'm embarrassed, Myles is embarrassed". It is not good. "We understand the consequences from the league for his actions".
The Browns fired Haley in October 2018, opening the door for Kitchens to take over the role and eventually ascend to become the team's head coach.
Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told cleveland.com that Rudolph returned to Pittsburgh without filing a report to trigger a criminal investigation.
The swing grazed Rudolph's head, but sparked a wider brawl in the endzone, with players rushing off the sidelines to take a swing at the other team.
"If any of us were to do that in any avenue of our life, we would likely be speaking to a detective", said Timothy Rensch, a defense attorney in Rapid City. "That cannot happen", he said. We sincerely apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once again, though, Myles Garrett was wrong.