On Thursday night, a division rivalry game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers took an ugly turn.
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Garrett then proceeded to hit Rudolph in the head with his own helmet – sparking a fight between several players.
After the game, Garrett spoke with reporters about what happened during the game.
“What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t allow myself to slip like that,” Garrett said. “That’s out of character, but a situation like that where it’s an emotional game, and I allowed myself to fall into those emotions with what happened.”
FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews caught up with quarterback Baker Mayfield after the game. He had an honest take on the situation.
“That’s inexcusable, he knows that. I don’t care rivalry or not…We can’t do that. The reality is…he’s going to get suspended,” Mayfield said.
Garrett, Maurkice Pouncey, Larry Ogunjobi and possibly even Rudolph will receive suspensions for their actions during the game last night. How long those suspensions will be is anyone’s guess at this point.
Fans won’t have to wait long to see these teams back on the field. Cleveland and Pittsburgh face off again in just two weeks.