On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers faced off in a pivotal AFC North battle with playoff implications on the line.
The rivalry game turned ugly in the final seconds of the game. Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph dumped off a pass to running back Trey Edmunds when he was tackled by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.
Rudolph and Garrett then tussled on the ground before Garrett ripped the helmet off of Rudolph and then hit him with it. Several Steelers players jumped in to help their quarterback – namely Maurkice Pouncey.
The NFL didn’t wait long to suspended several players involved.
Garrett received an indefinite suspension – for at least the rest of the 2019 season, including the playoffs.
With six regular season games left, Garrett will forfeit just over $1 million in salary. According to Spotrac, Garrett loses $1.14 million – the fifth-largest amount of money lost to suspension in 2019.
Most 2019 $ Lost to Suspension
Taylor Lewan (TEN):$3.9M
Patrick Peterson (ARZ): $3.8M
Golden Tate (NYG): $1.8M
Vontaze Burfict (OAK): $1.16M
Myles Garrett (CLE), $1.14Mhttps://t.co/QJNIBeVX1j
— Spotrac (@spotrac) November 15, 2019
Garrett wasn’t the only player punished as a result of the fracas. Fellow Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi received a one-game suspension for a late hit on Rudolph after the initial incident.
Meanwhile, Steelers offense lineman Maurkice Pouncey received a three-game suspension for punching and kicking Garrett.
Mason Rudolph reportedly received a fine for his role as well.