NFL Suspends Myles Garrett Indefinitely; Pouncey Gets Three Games For Role In Steelers-Browns Fight
Nov 15, 2019 @ 1:25pm
The NFL has levied its punishment for Thursday night’s altercation between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, and the penalties are significant.
The league suspended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett without pay indefinitely, adding that at minimum Garrett will miss the regular season and postseason as a result of his actions in the conflict, which included violations “of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the helmet as a weapon,” per a statement from NFL senior VP of communications Michael Signora. Garrett also was fined an additional amount for his actions Thursday night.
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended three games without pay and fined an additional amount for his actions, which included “punching and kicking an opponent.” Pouncey is expected to appeal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. He would miss Pittsburgh’s second meeting with Cleveland this season if the suspension is upheld.
Garrett’s teammate, defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, was “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.” Rapoport added Ogunjobi is also appealing his punishment, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
Each organization is also facing a financial penalty, as the league has fined both the Browns and Steelers franchises $250,000 each.