Steelers QB Receives $35,000 Fine for Role in Thursday Night Brawl

Steelers QB Receives $35,000 Fine for Role in Thursday Night Brawl

Steelers QB Receives $35,000 Fine for Role in Thursday Night Brawl

Footage showed Rudolph tugging at Garrett's helmet when he was on the ground.

As it stands, Garrett's suspension is in effect for at least the remainder of the regular season and postseason for swinging Mason Rudolph's helmet and striking the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback in the head.

Rudolph said he felt Garrett hit him "late" on the next-to-last snap of Cleveland's 21-7 victory last Thursday, and was unhappy the defensive end would not let him get up.

Ogunjobi was suspended a game without pay for shoving Rudolph down from behind moments after he was struck, and Pouncey was suspended three games for punching and kicking Garrett repeatedly in retaliation.

Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey (three games) and Cleveland's Larry Ogunjobi (one game) are also appealing their suspensions, handed down for their roles in the fight that broke out after Garrett and Rudolph scuffled on the field following a sack. "I think all of us involved at the game particularly at this level want to safeguard and protect the game, and its integrity, and in that instance it was compromised, obviously with an unfortunate incident", Tomlin said. "As I released the ball, I took a late shot. I was just trying to get him off of me", Rudolph said. "As for my involvement last week, there is no acceptable excuse".

"Definitely didn't say anything (to Garrett)", Rudolph said.

"It's probably the most significant discipline we've had from any single incident in our history, although we don't keep that stat, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't", Goodell said.

"Again, I should have done a better job handling that situation". The bottom line is I should have done a better job keeping my composure in that situation. Pittsburgh signed rookie wide receiver Deon Cain and rookie running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. - both practice squad players with other teams - to the 53-man roster earlier this week.

Rudolph said he has not yet been notified of any discipline from the National Football League but will accept any penalty he receives.

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