Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey says Myles Garrett should be suspended for rest of season
On the gridiron, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey did not take too kindly to the actions of Myles Garrett. After Garrett ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and struck him with it, Pouncey retaliated by punching, wrestling and kicking Garrett.
Following the Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns, Pouncey believes that Garrett should be suspended for the rest of the season. When asked if Garrett’s season is over, the Steelers center responded with, “Absolutely, absolutely- 100%,” per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.
Garrett is bound to receive a suspension, one that, in the eyes of many, will cause him to miss the rest of the season. Ripping a helmet off of a player and wielding it as a weapon against them isn’t a football matter. It is an assault that very well could be taken in the hands of the law.
On the other hand, Pouncey may not get off scot-free for his retaliation. The act of kicking Garrett after pinning him to the ground — with the help of guard David DeCastro — will not go unnoticed by the league offices. However, that’s not something he cares about; he was trying to protect his quarterback.
“At this point, who cares? My man got hit in the head with a helmet. I’ll accept whatever penalty it is,” said Pouncey, via Pryor.
The likelihood of the matter is that Garrett receives a multiple-week suspension that could absorb the rest of his 2019 season. The reality is that the public perception of Garrett is altered, and it’s staying that way.