The NFL has suspended Browns DE Myles Garrett “indefinitely — at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason” for ripping off Steelers QB Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and later hitting him with towards the end of Thursday’s game.
Other players involved in the matter could still be disciplined at some point.
Here’s the full release from the NFL regarding the matter:
Steelers, Browns organizations each fined $250,000.
Browns' Garrett, Ogunjobi & Steelers' Pouncey suspended. pic.twitter.com/HJ4Qnc4xsY
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 15, 2019
Garrett posted the following statement regarding the incident:
Statement from Myles Garrett: pic.twitter.com/txVA970CmW
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2019
Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam issued a statement shortly after the NFL’s ruling:
“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game. There is no place for that in football and that is not reflective of the core values we strive for as an organization. We sincerely apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Myles Garrett has been a good teammate and member of our organization and community for the last three years but his actions last night were completely unacceptable. We understand the consequences from the league for his actions.”
The Steelers also issued a statement:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 15, 2019
According to Jason Fitzgerald, these suspensions will cost:
- Garrett: $1.1399M in salary
- Pouncey: $176,471
- Ogunjobi: $48,247
Garrett, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $30.4 million fully guaranteed contract.
Garrett stands to make base salaries of $3.22 million and $4.61 million over the next two years of the agreement. The Browns have a fifth-year option to pick up for the 2021 season.
In 2019, Garrett has appeared in 10 games and recorded 29 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Pouncey, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was entering the final year of his six-year, $45.49 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract this past March.
In 2019, Pouncey has appeared in 10 games for the Steelers, making 10 starts at center.
Ogunjobi, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $3.90 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $820,196 and $997,794 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Ogunjobi has appeared in 10 games and recorded 28 tackles, five sacks and a pass defense.