The #NFL took swift and sharp action against #MylesGarrett less than 24 hours after he forcefully removed the helmet of #MasonRudolph and swung it at his head. The Cleveland #Browns pass rusher was condemned on all fronts by teammates that included quarterback #BakerMayfield , who stated outright his expectation of a #suspension, and how Garrett's actions had hurt the team going forward after their 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh #Steelers on "Thursday Night Football". On Friday, the league issued judgement, and Garrett has been suspended indefinitely, with All-Pro center #MaurkicePouncey -- who was seen throwing a punch -- along with #LarryOgunjobi also having been suspended.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns organizations have each been fined $250,000 and three players -- Cleveland's Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi, and Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey -- have been suspended without pay for their actions in Thursday night's game. " Garrett has been suspended without pay indefinitely -- at a minimum of the remainder of the regular season and postseason -- and must meet with the commissioner's office prior to a decision on his reinstatement. He was also fined an additional amount. Garrett violated the unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the helmet as a weapon. "Pouncey has been suspended without pay for one game and fined an additional amount for fighting, including punching and kicking an opponent. "Ogunjobi has been suspended without pay for one game and fined an additional amount for unnecessary roughness, specifically for shoving an opposing player to the ground during an altercation. "Additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability process, including those players that left the bend to enter the fight area."