Cleveland’s Myles Garrett is in a heap of trouble following a massive fight during the Browns vs Steelers game last night. If Pittsburgh’s Maurkice Pouncey had his way, Garrett would be suspended for the rest of the 2019-20 NFL season. What Garrett did was downright ugly, and a bit scary.
Myles Garrett helmet swing
Football is a violent game, that we all know. However, what Myles Garrett did last night was completely unacceptable.
With just eight seconds left in the game, for some reason, Miles Garrett thought he would help everyone in Cleveland forget how great their team played in the first 59 minutes by going Rambo style on Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph.
Myles Garrett ripped Mason Rudolph's helmet off and swung his own helmet at him. That's awful.pic.twitter.com/ZhrzxQTACB
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 15, 2019
Rudolph had thrown a short pass to running back Trey Edmunds when Garrett rushed him and threw him down on the ground. It clearly looked like Garrett wanted to get in an extra shot on the Steelers QB right before the game had come to a close.
The two then began to get into a scuffle when Steelers offensive linemen Matt Feiler and David DeCastro tried to pull the players apart — and that is when all the chaos began.
CBS Sports indicates that Garrett tore off Rudolph’s helmet, then swung it violently towards Rudolph striking him in the head. This led to an all-out brawl between the two teams that already have a long history of not caring for one another.
Maurkice Pouncey wants harsh suspension
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was livid last night. Following the game, Pouncey said that Garrett should be without a doubt suspended for the rest of the season.
“Absolutely. Absolutely. 100 percent,” Pouncey told reporters when asked if Garrett’s season should be over. “We’ll see how serious the NFL is about their players.”
It isn’t the fact that Garrett pulled off Mason Rudolph’s helmet, which is an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to begin with, it is what he did after he pulled it off that could get him in hot water.
Fight breaks out at the end of the Browns win over the Steelers that includes Cleveland DE Myles Garrett grabbing the helmet off of Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph and then hitting him in the head with it. Ugly situation. pic.twitter.com/Hz4RHuMcAo
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 15, 2019
— Davey Hudson (@Davey_Hudson) November 15, 2019
Another angle of the Browns Steelers fight. Myles Garrett connects FLUSH on Mason Rudolph pic.twitter.com/pOUfV8NuWI
— Pub Sports Radio (@PubSportsRadio) November 15, 2019
— Champion Sports Productions (@ChampSportsProd) November 15, 2019
It is going to be very interesting to see how the NFL commissioner rules on this situation, but it is hard to argue with Pouncey on this one. A harsh penalty/suspension has to occur on Garrett following his actions.