A division-rivalry game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers turned ugly on Thursday night.
Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph engaged in an on-field altercation. Cameras caught Rudolph attempting to rip Garrett’s helmet off, to which Garrett responded with extreme measures.
He ripped Rudolph’s helmet off and then hit the Steelers quarterback in the head with it. Several Steelers teammates came too Rudolph’s defense, which will result in suspensions for the players involved.
But how long will those suspensions be?
With just six games left in the season, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport suggested an alternative.
Rapoport thinks the suspension will be closer to what Albert Haynesworth received for stomping on Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth received a five-game suspension for his actions.
Here’s what Rapoport had to say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2019
The NFL could choose to come down hard on Garrett for his actions and suspend him for double-digit games. Several NFL players suggested Garrett should be suspended for at least the final six games of the season.
Other analysts suggested the NFL should send a message and suspend Garrett for a full 16-game season.
The league will likely take its time to comb through video of the play before making a final decision.