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Steelers’ Mason Rudolph hit with helmet during ugly brawl with Browns

Chris Adamski
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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hits Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his helmet during the second half Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
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The Browns’ Myles Garrett rips off the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the fourth quarter Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph goes after the Browns’ Myles Garrett after Garrett rips off the helmet of in the fourth quarter Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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The Steelers’ David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey go after the Browns’ Myles Garrett after Garrett ripped off Mason Rudolph’s helmet in the fourth quarter Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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The Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph goes after Browns defensive end Myles Garrett during the second half Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
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The Browns’ Myles Garrett rips off the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the fourth quarter Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (left) gets ready to hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet during the second half Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — An ugly brawl marred the end of Thursday’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game, and suspensions likely will be coming.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett drove Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph to the ground after a pass with 8 seconds left, and the two began wrestling. Garrett then ripped Rudolph’s helmet off and hit him in the head with it.

Rudolph called Garrett’s action “cowardly… and bush league.”

Garrett was contrite in speaking to reporters after the game, saying “It’s on me” and, “I’ll accept whatever the penalty is.” Several Browns teammates also spoke as if they are resigned to the fact that Garrett likely will be suspended. Many Steelers players openly campaigned for harsh league discipline for Garrett, too.

“Absolutely, absolutely — 100%,” Pouncey said. “We’ll see how serious the NFL is about protecting players…

“He could have killed him.”

Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi shoved Rudolph to the ground. Steelers offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro then wrestled Garrett to the ground as players from both teams joined the scrum. Pouncey threw punches and kicked Garrett.

Pouncey, Garrett and Ogunjobi were ejected.

Afterwards, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not want to comment on Garrett.

Rudolph was seen jawing with Garrett after he released a pass to Trey Edmunds. Rudolph at one point is seen grabbing Garrett’s helmet.

“Where did it cross the line?” Rudolph said. “When he took my helmet off and used it as a weapon.”

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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