UPDATE: The National Football League has doled out suspensions and fines for those involved in the brawl that took place in Thursday's matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL. The suspension will last at least through the rest of this season and the playoffs. Garrett ripped off the helmet of Steelers' quarterback Mason Rudolph and struck him on the head with it during the waning seconds of the game.
At least two other players involved in the scuffle received suspensions ranging from one to three games. Stiff team fines were also issued by the league.
Steelers, Browns organizations each fined $250,000.— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 15, 2019
Browns' Garrett, Ogunjobi & Steelers' Pouncey suspended. pic.twitter.com/HJ4Qnc4xsY
Read the original report below.
The gloves – and at least one helmet – came off in the final seconds of Thursday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game, resulting in three player ejections and severe social media backlash.
Despite Cleveland's commanding 21-7 lead as the final seconds ticked down, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett leveled Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, before ripping off his Pittsburgh helmet and striking him in the head with it, Sports Illustrated reported.
Within seconds, the dead play devolved into an all-out brawl involving players from both teams, three of whom were ejected for their roles in the melee, ESPN reported.
Social media reaction to the on-field fight was swift and unkind.
Feels like we need a better penalty for *using a helmet as a weapon* pic.twitter.com/18TA2eRQ3H— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 15, 2019
Myles Garrett should not be allowed to play another snap this season— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) November 15, 2019
A few voices tried to take the high road.
@MylesLGarrett praying for u my brother. It was a quick reaction but it was the wrong reaction. Apologize,accept the Fine & Suspension then move on with your life and learn the lesson this moment will teach you. You have a big future ahead of u. God bless u. #Truth @nflnetwork— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) November 15, 2019
While others, including Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, opted to say nothing at all.
“I’ll keep my thoughts to myself, you saw what happened at the end.”— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 15, 2019
Mike Tomlin when asked about the fight in his post-game press conference
Meanwhile, all players involved in the incident are going to be under review by the NFL for possible suspensions, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
All players involved in the heinous incident are going to be under review by the NFL for possible suspensions, source said. https://t.co/IgFZ5ynnqN— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2019
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