More Fines, Appeal Rulings Expected For Steelers/Browns Brawl This Week

     

According to Adam Schefter, the NFL is expected to decide on appeals by the three players suspended for their roles in Thursday night’s brawl between the Steelers and Browns by Wednesday.

Three players were suspended, including Browns DE Myles Garrett (indefinite), Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (three games) and Browns DL Larry Ogunjobi (one game). Schefter says a source told him he wouldn’t be surprised if at least one player had his suspension reduced. 

Those three players and Steelers QB Mason Rudolph were fined as the primary participants in the melee, but Schefter says the NFL is reviewing film and plans to hand out other fines to as many as 10 players for leaving the bench area and running onto the field. 

The NFL’s fine policy says players who unnecessarily enter the fight area with no active involvement can be fined $3,507 for a first offense and $10,527 for a second offense.

Players with an active involvement to be fined $7,017 for a first offense and $14,037 for a second offense.

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.

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