NFL announces punishment for Myles Garrett, Maurkice Pouncey after Garrett's violent helmet swing
The NFL announced Friday afternoon that Cleveland Browns’ defensive end — and former Texas A&M star — Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely for his violent helmet-swinging hit on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Garrett will be suspended at a minimum for the remainder of the season and postseason.
During the Browns 21-7 win over the Steelers, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it. Below are a couple of replays if you missed it:
He hit Mason Rudolph with his own helmet!!?! pic.twitter.com/u5Q1YcQu7W
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 15, 2019
Myles Garrett doing the unthinkable and unimaginable. pic.twitter.com/Y0UXzrCskn
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2019
In addition to Garrett’s suspension, Steelers’ — and former Florida Gators standout — Maurkice Pouncey has been suspended for three games. Following the hit from Garrett on Rudolph, Pouncey tackled, punched and kicked Garrett while he was on the ground. Pouncey said after the game that he blacked out and was protecting his quarterback.
Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi has also been suspended for one game in the altercation.
The Browns and Steelers have each been fined $250,000 by the NFL.