Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi have also been suspended for their roles in Thursday’s late-game brawl between the teams.
Pouncey, who punched and kicked Browns defensive end Myles Garrett after Garrett attacked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and beat him with his helmet, was suspended for three games.
Ogunjobi was suspended for one game for shoving a helmetless and unaware Rudolph to the ground. Both players’ suspensions will be served without pay and carry additional fines.
Garrett has been suspended indefinitely and will miss at least the remainder of the 2019 season. Additional players may be fined for fighting or leaving the bench to enter the area of a fight. Additionally, both organizations were fined $250,000.
According to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, all suspensions and fines can be appealed within three days.
Pouncey will miss the Steelers’ games at the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 24, against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 1 and at the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 8. Veteran backup B.J. Finney should be expected to replace Pouncey in the Steelers’ starting lineup.