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Sport It's not just the Browns vs. Steelers. NFL has memorable history of fighting on the gridiron

19:40  15 november  2019
19:40  15 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season by NFL

  Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season by NFL Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the NFL for swinging a helmet and striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett walks off the field after he was ejected late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. The Browns won 21-7. Garrett's violent outburst in the final seconds of Thursday's nationally televised game against the Steelers landed him the longest suspension for a single on-field infraction in league history.

After the Browns - Steelers brawl on Thursday, particularly Myles Garrett' s outburst, let' s relive some of the NFL ' s best fights in its history . NFL has memorable history of fighting on the gridiron . Johnson had nine catches for 56 yards and a touchdown that day. Kyle Turley' s helmet toss vs . Jets

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With one vicious swing of a helmet, Myles Garrett turned the Cleveland Browns' biggest win of the season into the NFL's ugliest moment of its 100th season.

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Garrett unloaded on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the closing seconds of Thursday night's game. The former No. 1 overall pick pulled Rudolph's helmet off his head and then struck him with it, sparking a brawl between the two teams.

A brawl of that magnitude and vitriol is rare even in a league where physicality is the foundation. Nonetheless, the NFL has seen its fare share of memorable fights throughout its history. Here are some of them:

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Don Joyce bashes Les Richter (1954)

By the time his NFL career wrapped up, Hall of Famer Les Richter was known as "Dirty Les." That became apparent, however, during his rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams when the Indianapolis Colts and Dan Joyce came to town.

Joyce pulled off Richter's helmet and proceeded to hit him over the head with it.

While Garrett will serve a suspension, Joyce did not suffer additional penalties beyond being ejected.

Jack Lambert slams Cliff Harris (1976)

The scene: Super Bowl X.

The situation: Steelers kicker Roy Gerela, battling the sun behind the field goal posts, lines up for a 33-yarder that goes wide left.

The outcome: Dallas Cowboys defensive back Cliff Harris taunts Gerela by patting him on the head. Jack Lambert took exception to that and promptly sent Harris to the ground.

Lambert remained in the game.

Ben Davidson spears Len Dawson (1970)

As he remembered in a documentary, Dawson — the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback — secured a first down to ice the game. He went down on his own to run out the clock, but Davidson — the Raiders lineman — tracked him down and speared him in the back with his helmet.

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The Cleveland Browns defensive lineman sacked Rudolph, before throwing him to the floor. At this point, Garrett held onto rookie quarterback Rudolph Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers center, was seen throwing punches and kicks at Garrett’ s head as a mass brawl broke out. NFL on Fox announcer Troy

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What ensued was one of the NFL's earliest rivalries taking it out on the field.

The play was called back by the refs, the Raiders got a stop and eventually tied the game on their way to an AFC title.

Cortland Finnegan gets what's coming from Andre Johnson (2010)

All game, the Tennessee Titans cornerback was doing his best to agitate the Houston Texans' receiver. Finnegan's plan ultimately worked, but at a price of being thoroughly defeated by Johnson — after starting it all himself.

Johnson had nine catches for 56 yards and a touchdown that day.

Kyle Turley's helmet toss vs. Jets (2001)

The New Orleans Saints trailed the New York Jets by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter when a scuffle broke out at the bottom of the pile, sparked by Jets safety Damien Robinson yanking the facemask of Aaron Brooks.

Saints lineman Kyle Turley was right in the middle of it. As a form of retaliation, Turley ripped off Robinson's helmet and tossed it toward the sideline.

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The Browns ultimately had to kick a field goal on the drive after Chris Hubbard committed an offsides penalty "We're just going out and just doing our job," Mayfield said. "That's what it ' s all about. The Steelers , who have won eight straight games against the Browns dating back to the 2015 season

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Years later, Turley released a song titled "Flying Helmets."

TO vs. the Cowboys (2000)

Terrell Owens ruffled a feather or two during his playing days. One of the best examples of this came at the old Cowboys Stadium.

Playing for the 49ers, Owens celebrated both touchdowns by placing the football on the iconic star at midfield. Before the second one, Owens drove Teague into the ground of the end zone and after he scored, Teague was still ticked off.

For Owens' antics, San Francisco coach Steve Mariucci benched him for the next game.

Buddy Ryan punches Kevin Gilbride (1993)

A good sign of organizational dysfunction is animated disagreement between members of the coaching staff. When it escalates to become physical, that's a whole different issue.

Ryan, the Houston Oilers' defensive coordinator, took exception to Gilbride, the offensive coordinator, trying to score more before the half, which put his defense in a precarious position.

A punch was apparently the proper way to handle it.

Albert Haynesworth's stomp (2006)

First, Haynesworth stomped enough to dislodge the helmet of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode from his head. Then, more ugliness: Haynesworth kept stomping on Gurode's exposed head; he eventually needed 30 stitches to repair the cuts from the Haynesworth's cleats.

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At the time, his five-game suspension for such an act was unprecedented.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: It's not just the Browns vs. Steelers. NFL has memorable history of fighting on the gridiron

Browns fans hit a Rudolph pinata with a Steelers helmet .
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