PITTSBURGH STEELERS, CLEVELAND BROWNS EACH
BROWNS’ MYLES GARRETT
& LARRY OGUNJOBI, STEELERS’ MAURKICE POUNCEY SUSPENDED
The Pittsburgh Steelers
and Cleveland Browns organizations have each been fined $250,000 and three
players – Cleveland’s MYLES GARRETT
and LARRY OGUNJOBI, and Pittsburgh’s
MAURKICE POUNCEY – have been
suspended without pay for their actions in Thursday night’s game.
Garrett has been
suspended without pay indefinitely – at a minimum for the remainder of the
regular season and postseason – and must meet with the commissioner’s office
prior to a decision on his reinstatement.
He was also fined an additional amount.
Garrett violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct
rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the
helmet as a weapon.
Pouncey has been suspended
without pay for three games and fined an additional amount for fighting,
including punching and kicking an opponent.
Ogunjobi has been
suspended without pay for one game and fined an additional amount for unnecessary
roughness, specifically for shoving an opposing player to the ground during an
for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability
process, including those players that left the bench to enter the fight area.
Under the Collective
Bargaining Agreement, the suspensions may be appealed within three business
days. Appeals are heard and decided by either DERRICK BROOKS or JAMES
THRASH, the officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFLPA
to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.
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