- The Washington Times
Friday, November 15, 2019

The NFL announced punishments for the end-of-game brawl between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, which includes an indefinite suspension without pay for defensive end Myles Garrett.

Garrett’s ban will last at least the rest of the regular season and postseason, the league said, for a minimum of six games. Garrett ripped Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off his head and then struck him over the head with it.

It marks the longest suspension for a single on-field incident in NFL history. The previous mark was a five-game ban for Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who removed an opponent’s helmet and stomped on his face.

The Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey and the Browns‘ Larry Ogunjobi were suspended three games and one game, respectively, for their roles in the melee. Both teams were fined $250,000.

Garrett was the first overall draft pick in 2018 and is one of the Browns‘ star players on defense.

Garrett must meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office before the league decides when to reinstate him.

Rudolph’s agent told ESPN that he was considering courses of legal action and “no options have been removed from the table.”

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