33 Players Disciplined, $732,422 in Total Fines for Steelers-Browns Brawl

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2019

Myles Garrett, defensive end de los Browns de Cleveland, usa el casco de Mason Rudolph, de los Steelers de Pittsburgh, para golpearlo al final del partido del jueves 14 de noviembre de 2019 (AP Foto/David Richard)
David Richard/Associated Press

The NFL disciplined 33 players and handed out $732,422 in fines for the Nov. 14 brawl between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network tweeted out a full breakdown:

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Full list of fines and suspension from the #Browns-#Steelers brawl: https://t.co/8jftCj6bWy

In the closing seconds of Cleveland's 21-7 victory, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett brought Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph down well after a pass had been thrown. Rudolph appeared to grab at Garrett's helmet as the two were on the ground, and Garrett responded by ripping Rudolph's helmet off.

Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro attempted to separate Garrett and Rudolph. However, Rudolph continued to make a run at Garrett while helmetless, and the defensive end then hit the Steelers passer in the head with his own helmet.

DeCastro took Garrett to the ground to prevent the Browns lineman from going any further. Meanwhile, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey delivered a series of punches and kicks to Garrett as the defensive lineman was on the ground.

The NFL indefinitely suspended Garrett, sidelining the 2017 No. 1 overall pick "at minimum" for the remainder of the 2019 regular season and playoffs. Garrett appealed, saying Rudolph directed a racial slur at him during the skirmish. However, the appeal was denied as the league "found no such evidence" of a racial slur being used.

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Pouncey was initially suspended three games but had his ban reduced to two games following appeal.

Cleveland defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi received a one-game suspension for knocking Rudolph to the ground in the latter stage of the brawl. His ban was upheld through the appeals process.

Rudolph was not suspended even though he appeared to try to snatch Garrett's helmet and escalated the situation by charging at the Browns lineman. He was, however, fined $50,000.

Twenty-nine players were fined $3,507 for "entering fighting area."

Both the Browns and Steelers organizations were fined $250,000 apiece.