Browns' Garrett, Ogunjobi & Steelers' Pouncey Suspended, Teams Fined $250K

105.3 The Fan
November 15, 2019 - 10:57 am
; Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The NFL has handed down the punishment to Browns and Steelers players involved in a heinous fight on Thursday night.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have each been fined $250,000.

Also, 3 players, including Cleveland's Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi, and Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey - have been suspended without pay for their actions in Thursday night's game. 

Garrett has been suspended without pay indefinitely - at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason. He must also meet with the NFL Commissioner's office prior to a decision on his reinstatement. He was also fined an additional amount.

In a statement announcing the suspensions, the NFL said Garrett violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the helmet as a weapon.

Garrett released a statement through the Browns Friday afternoon, apologizing for his role in the incident.

"Last night, I made a terrible mistake. I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so," Garrett said. 

Pouncey has been suspended without pay for three games and fined an additional amount for fighting, including punching and kicking an opponent.  

Ogunjobi has been 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. 

Additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability process, including those players that left the bench to enter the fight area. 

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