PITTSBURGH — There are apologies, but not lessons.
This was Mike Tomlin’s concept five days taken off from the Steelers’ conclusion-of-sport struggle with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night time Soccer.
With eight seconds to participate in Myles Garrett strike Mason Rudolph right after he dumped off a small go. The Cleveland Browns defensive finish lingered on leading of the quarterback, who then tried to jerk Garrett’s helmet off the back of his head. Garrett dragged Rudolph to his ft by his face mask, tore his helmet off his head – as David DeCastro tried using to hold the players separated – and then hit Rudolph around the head with the quarterback’s personal helmet.
Maurkice Pouncey flew in to strike Garrett, then kicked him whilst he was held on the ground by DeCastro. Larry Ogunjobi shoved Rudolph back again to the ground before Matt Feiler pushed him away.
“It was unsightly, it was unattractive for the sport of soccer. I think all of us involved at the recreation notably at this stage want to safeguard and guard the video game, and its integrity, and in that instance it was compromised, clearly with an unlucky incident,” Tomlin claimed. “We had been a section of it. We settle for accountability for actions in just it.”
Late Friday morning, the NFL declared that Garrett would be suspended for the relaxation of the calendar year although Pouncey and Ogunjobi faced three-sport and 1-sport suspensions, respectively. All are subject matter to appeal and fines over and above their suspensions without pay out.
Tomlin did say Tuesday he didn’t want to elaborate even further out of deference to the enchantment method.
But when asked what can be uncovered to avoid comparable incidents from breaking out, Tomlin referred to the Browns.
“I do not know, you received to check with those guys,” he mentioned.
Explained Tomlin, when pressed: “You know I really do not know that we did nearly anything to make it materialize anyway in the very first location. Which is why I mentioned we did not have nearly anything to find out from it.”
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