CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will be fined for his role in last night’s brawl at FirstEnergy stadium, according to reports.
The NFL will fine #Steelers QB Mason Rudolph for his role in last night’s brawl, I’m told.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 15, 2019
At this time, the league has not suspended Rudolph for the fight in the last seconds of the game that ended with a 21-7 Browns victory.
The fracas began began after Browns defensive end Myles Garrett wrestled Rudolph to the ground well after he completed a short pass on a meaningless play.
Rudolph got his hand on Garrett’s helmet first as the players grappled on the ground, but Garrett escalated the brawl after he got back on his feet. He yanked the helmet off Rudolph and swung wildly, hitting the quarterback on the top of the head. Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey retaliated by punching and kicking Garrett as defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi pushed Rudolph to the ground.
Garrett, Pouncey and Ogunjobi were ejected.
Garrett was suspended indefinitely, Ogunjobi received a one-game suspension, and Pouncey was suspended for three games.