Sport Maurkice Pouncey suspended three games
Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will appeal after being suspended three games, fined
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey became a hero in the eyes of many when he punched and kicked Myles Garrett after the Cleveland Browns star assaulted Mason Rudolph with his own helmet on Thursday night. © Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsAs a byproduct of Pouncey coming to the defense of his quarterback, he’s been suspended three games and fined by the NFL, though he will appeal.#Steelers OL Maurkice Pouncey, suspended 3 games by the NFL and fined, is expected to appeal, source said. This suspension, if it stands, would keep him from playing the #Browns again.
The NFL has handed out discipline to players involved in the fracas late in Thursday night’s Browns-Steelers game.
Browns defensive enddrew the longest suspension for taking off Steelers quarterback ‘s helmet and bashing him in the head with it, but Steelers center has also been suspended for his response to Garrett’s actions.
Pouncey threw punches and kicked at Garrett after the shot to Rudolph’s head. Pouncey was ejected from the game and the NFL announced on Friday that he has been suspended for three games. He’s also been fined an undisclosed amount of money in response to his actions.
Pouncey said after the game that he “” when he retaliated against Garrett and would “accept whatever penalty” the league handed down for his action, although he can appeal the penalty handed down on Friday. He also said Garrett should be suspended for the rest of the season and the NFL handed down an indefinite suspension that covers at least the rest of the 2019 campaign on Friday.
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