Late in Thursday night’s Steelers/Browns tilt, Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett got into a fight with Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph.
It all started late in the fourth quarter as the Browns were closing out a 21-7 win over the Steelers. Garrett got tangled up with Rudolph and then began wrestling on the ground.
After the two players got up, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it. A brawl ensued that featured Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey – Rudolph’s teammate – punching and kicking Garrett in retaliation. It was one of the ugliest scenes in recent league history.
Garrett will be suspended and he should be suspended for a long time. We shouldn’t see Garrett again until 2020. There is zero place for this in the NFL.
The closest comparison to this situation is when former Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth stepped on the head of ex-Cowboys offensive lineman Andre Gurode in 2006. Haynesworth received a five-game suspension.
Following the game, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told FOX’s Erin Andrews that Garrett’s actions were inexcusable.