Myles Garret Hits Mason Rudolph with Helmet

Gabe Thomas, Staff Writer

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On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, the Cleveland Browns were about to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7. As time ran out, the Steelers Quarterback, Mason Rudolph, went to throw a pass, but was pulled down to the ground by Browns defensive end, Myles Garret. Rudolph then tried to rip Garret’s helmet off, which in turn, Garret ripped his off as things got more heated. Garret then slammed Rudolph’s helmet onto Rudolph’s head, which ignited a brawl.

After the game, both teams were fined and lengthy suspensions were given out. Myles Garret was suspended for the rest of the season and most people were calling what he did an assault. However, Mason Rudolph chose not to press charges. Steelers Center, Maurkice Pouncey, was suspended three games for punching and kicking Garret after the incident. The Browns were also fined 250,000 dollars.

“It’s inexcusable, he knows that,” said Baker Mayfield, the Browns quarterback after the game , “I hope he does now. It’s tough. We’ll see.” 

Mason Rudolph called it a “Bush league.”

Garret,  2017’s number one overall draft pick, may never play in the NFL again and the Browns season has very little hope as they sit at 5-7 and 3rd in the AFC North.