On Thursday night, the NFL touted what should have been a solid match-up between division rivals as the Cleveland Browns hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC North battle.
Cleveland dominated from the opening whistle, but things turned ugly late in the game.
With just eight seconds left on the clock, Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph stepped back to pass. After Rudolph connected on a pass to running back Trey Edmunds, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Rudolph leading to a nasty scene.
He and Garrett got tangled up and started shoving each other. Garrett then ripped the helmet off of Rudolph’s head – but he didn’t stop there. Garrett swung the helmet back at Rudolph, hitting him in the head.
However, it’s not Myles Garrett that ESPN analyst Louis Riddick called out this morning.
On “Get Up,” Riddick called Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi’s hit on Mason Rudolph after the play even more cowardly.
“More cowardly than even what Myles Garrett did, quite honestly,” Riddick said.
.@LRiddickESPN on Ogunjobi’s actions. "More cowardly than even what Myles Garrett did, quite honestly.” Ogunjobi says he was trying to protect Garrett, but as Riddick points out, Rudolph was nowhere near where Garrett was at this point. @GetUpESPN https://t.co/eWmbzv6VWn
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 15, 2019
Ogunjobi said after the game that he was trying to defend Garrett – who was nowhere close to Rudolph when Ogunjobi hit the quarterback.
Here’s the play.
#Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi was also involved. He pushed Mason Rudolph from behind.
Ogunjobi said after the game that he was standing up for Myles Garrett. pic.twitter.com/a0cw6THWWc
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 15, 2019
Suspensions will be handed down for multiple players in the coming days.
Stay tuned for the latest.