(Tribune Media Wire) — With 8 seconds left to play Garrett hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph then tried to take Garrett’s helmet off, but was unsuccessful. Garrett then ripped Rudolph’s off and swung at his head repeatedly, knocking him down.
Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey then attacked Garrett. Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi and Pouncey were ejected from the game.
In the locker room after the game, Garrett said, “I made a mistake. I lost my cool and I regret it.” Adding that it should’ve never gotten to the point that it did.
“I win to win,” he said. “I don’t think it’s overshadowed by what happens in 8 seconds. We played a hell of a game on defense. Offense came out firing and we held it down from there on. What we did on the field of play for the rest of the game, for the first 59 minutes, that shouldn’t go unnoticed.”
A source confirmed to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport that “all players involved in the heinous incident are going to be under review by the NFL for possible suspensions.”
After the incident, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield reportedly said Garrett’s behavior was “inexcusable.” He explained that Garrett was endangering the other team and will likely be suspended.
Football players, experts and fans alike have taken to social media to respond to the players’ actions.
In all my life of football that might have been the craziest thing I have seen on a football field! They about to suspend Myles Garrett for 30 years! People getting stomped out, that was a hood fight! 🤦🏾♂️ Hate to see that in our game that’s not what pro football is about!— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) November 15, 2019
He’s done for the rest of the year— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 15, 2019
Bro i can’t even believe that just happen.— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 15, 2019
Might be dirtiest play I’ve ever seen in life next to when Ron artest incident but he don’t count— LaMike james (@LaMichaelJames) November 15, 2019
What I just saw in this Browns/Steelers game I’ve never seen in my life— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) November 15, 2019
Do I condone what happened in that #Steelers #Browns fight? Not AT ALL. But Mason Rudolph should NOT have responded to the Roughing the way he did. That started the entire chain reaction of that fight. Big Ben would’ve just taken it and dealt with it. But Garrett is in DEEP sh*t— Hayden Flanders (@HFlandersNP) November 15, 2019