Steelers-Browns game

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Laney Spradlin, Writer

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It is a late Thursday night and you turn on television football game that includes a division rivalry for the AFC North. On this day of November 14, during Week 11, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland.  

Both teams are fighting for a wildcard spot in the NFL playoffs. Pittsburgh is sitting at five wins and five losses. Cleveland isn’t far behind with the record of four wins and six losses. It was just a normal game, and was coming down to the last couple seconds in the fourth quarter.

The clock hits eight seconds, and suddenly, a fight breaks out; a fight that no one has ever seen in the history of NFL before. Mason Rudolph started the fight as he got sacked by Cleveland’s defensive end, Myles Garrett.  

Garrett didn’t realize Rudolph had thrown the ball to the receiver before he sacked Rudolph. Rudolph didn’t like the hit, so he began to fight. It got so intense that it involved Garrett taking off Rudolph’s helmet and hitting Rudolph in the head with his own helmet.  

Right after the officials got everything under control, Garrett was ejected immediately. Other players involved include Browns defensive tackle, Larry Ogunjobin, and Steelers center, Maurkice Pouncey.  

According to Talia Naquin of Fox 8 News, “Larry Ogunjobin is suspended for one game and will be fined. It states that Maurkice Pouncey will be suspended for three games and fined.” Also, according to Chris Chavez from Sports Illustrated, “Myles Garrett is suspended for the rest of the season including playoffs. Garrett also will have to pay a fine.”  

For the player who started the whole fight, according to Sports IllustratedPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, “will be fined $35,096, but still can play.” He is the only one that did not get suspended. All the other players accept Rudolph were ejected as well. This includes Larry Ogunjobin and Maurkice Pouncey.  

According to Justin Carissimo and Stephen Smith from CBS News, the Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam stated that, “they were extremely disappointed in what transpired.” Cleveland owners took the opportunity to, “apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers,” stated Justin Carissimo and Stephen Smith from CBS News.

According to Carissimo and Smith, “between both teams have to pay over 250,00 in fines.” Garrett was fined over $42,000 for roughing the passer in September of 2019.  

After all the drama went down, Cleveland came on top with a score of 21-7 over Pittsburgh. As all this will continue for the next couple of weeks, we will see how everything will play out. Tune in to week 13 on December 1st, 2019, noon Central Standard Time on CBS to catch the Cleveland Browns travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers as they try to grab another win and hopefully no fights this time. 

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