Steelers OL Maurkice Pouncey suspended three games, fined after altercation
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been suspended three games for his role in the fight at the end of the game against the Cleveland Browns the NFL announced on Friday. Pouncey has also been fined an undisclosed amount.
Steelers, Browns organizations each fined $250,000.
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After Myles Garrett took a swing at Mason Rudolph with his helmet, Pouncey stepped in and kicked and punched Garrett while he was on the ground.
Garrett is suspended indefinitely for his role in the fight but can’t be reinstated before the season is over. He will also have to meet with the commissioner before he is allowed to return to the field. After the game, Pouncey was asked via CBS Sports if he thought Garrett should be suspended for the rest of the season.
“Absolutely. 100 percent,” said Pouncey, while adding that he will accept any penalty the league gives him for his involvement in the fight. “We will see how serious the NFL is about their players.”
After the incident most believed that Garrett should be suspended but there was some mixed reaction if Pouncey should be suspended. Some talked about how what Pouncey did was out of line because he was kicking and punching a player that was on the ground. Others argued that Pouncey was just sticking up for his teammate and what he did wasn’t out of line.
All players have the right to appeal a suspension and it wouldn’t be shocking to see if all of the players suspended use that right to try and get games off their suspension.