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The NFL tweeted it is indefinitely suspending Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett after he ripped off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him with it.
Why it matters: Garret's minimum six-game suspension without pay is the second-longest in NFL history. The longest is Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontze Burfict's 12 game suspension this season, the Washington Post reports.
The NFL is punishing:
- The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers each have been fined $250,000.
- Garrett also has to meet with the commissioner's office before he's allowed to play next season. He is fined an additional amount.
- Steeler's Maurkice Pouncey is suspended for three games without pay and is fined an additional amount.
- Browns' Larry Ogunjobi is suspended for one game without pay, and is fined an additional amount.
- Other players will be punished in the coming days, the NFL said.
Context: Garrett hit Rudolph after a throw, which led to the two wrestling on the ground, the Washington Post reports.
- Players on both teams were involved in the fight at the end zone.
- Garrett swung at Rudolph's head with his own helmet while Steelers guard David DeCastro held Garrett.
- Pouncey can later be seen kicking Garrett, and Ogunjobi was also ejected from the game.