CLEVELAND — The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett without pay indefinitely — and at least for the rest of the season — for Thursday night’s brawl in which he clocked an opponent in the head with a helmet, the NFL said Friday.
Two other players also have been suspended without pay for their role in the fight: Pittsburgh’s Maurkice Pouncey (three games) and Cleveland’s Larry Ogunjobi (one game).
Garrett’s minimum suspension puts him out for six regular season games and any playoff games this year — one of the longest suspensions for on-field incidents in NFL history.
Also, both teams have been fined $250,000 each.
— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019
The brawl came at the end of the Browns’ 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Garrett ripped off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it, sparking a fight that descended into chaos as players from both sides spilled onto the field.
The NFL will be issuing additional discipline for other players in the coming days. All suspensions may be appealed under the collective bargaining agreement.
Football players, experts and fans alike have taken to social media to respond to the players’ actions.
In all my life of football that might have been the craziest thing I have seen on a football field! They about to suspend Myles Garrett for 30 years! People getting stomped out, that was a hood fight! 🤦🏾♂️ Hate to see that in our game that’s not what pro football is about!
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) November 15, 2019
He’s done for the rest of the year
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 15, 2019
Bro i can’t even believe that just happen.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 15, 2019
Might be dirtiest play I’ve ever seen in life next to when Ron artest incident but he don’t count
— LaMike james (@LaMichaelJames) November 15, 2019
What I just saw in this Browns/Steelers game I’ve never seen in my life
— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) November 15, 2019
Myles Garrett should not be allowed to play another snap this season
— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) November 15, 2019
— Tyler James Cannon (@Tcannon408) November 15, 2019