Myles Garrett received an indefinite suspension this month after he ripped off Mason Rudolph's helmet and struck him with it. The brawl that took place during the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns match also saw Larry Ogunjobi and Maurkice Pouncey suspended without pay for one game and three games respectively. Now ESPN's Jeremy Fowler has reported that the NFL is expected to fine Rudolph $50,000 for his involvement in the fight.
The incident started after Rudolph appeared to tug on Garrett's helmet following a tackle, prompting the Browns defensive end to fight back. Many analysts and fans were quick to point out that Rudolph was not innocent in the situation, but his punishment is still less severe than the other parties involved.
Following the news that Garrett received a suspension, Rudolph was alleged to have called him a racial slur prior to the fight breaking out. Garrett later tweeted out a response to the news, and while he didn't mention any slurs he did allude to offensive language being used in the moment. "I know what I heard," he wrote. "Whether my opponent's comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this had on the league, the Browns, and our devoted fans."
The NFL reportedly "found no such evidence" regarding the racial slur claim, and Rudolph denied using such language. The Steelers quarterback additionally said he would not pursue legal action against Garrett, preferring to leave the situation in the hands of the NFL.