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21:50  15 november  2019
21:50  15 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Freddie Kitchens: I’m embarrassed and Myles Garrett is embarrassed

  Freddie Kitchens: I’m embarrassed and Myles Garrett is embarrassed Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens did not in any way excuse the actions of defensive end Myles Garrett after Thursday night’s game. Kitchens said Garrett ripping off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and bashing him over the head with it is far out side the bounds of what the Browns will tolerate. “Of course that’s [more]Kitchens said Garrett ripping off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and bashing him over the head with it is far out side the bounds of what the Browns will tolerate.

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The NFL handed down its verdict from the Myles Garrett attack on Mason Rudolph Thursday night, and with it the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback wasn’t suspended. Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens clearly feels that the NFL is letting Rudolph slide.

When asked Friday about Rudolph not being suspended, Kitchens made his feelings known.

That’s a coach saying a lot without being specific so he doesn’t get fined himself. Clearly, he thinks Rudolph’s actions contributed heavily to what transpired.

Rudolph was in no way innocent.

Yes, he was hit late by Garrett, who did not need to slam him to the turf after play. However, it sure looked like Rudolph kicked Garrett in the groin.

Rudolph also was trying to rip Garrett’s helmet off while the two of them tussled on the ground prior to Garrett ripping his helmet off and hitting him with it.

The truth is that players from both teams acted inappropriately. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended three games and fined for hitting and kicking Garrett after he swung Rudolph’s helmet at the quarterback.

Browns apologize to Mason Rudolph, call Myles Garrett’s actions 'unacceptable'

  Browns apologize to Mason Rudolph, call Myles Garrett’s actions 'unacceptable' Players often defend their teammates when commenting on an incident like the one we saw Thursday, but the immediate reaction from Mayfield and others proves just how far Garrett crossed the line. Garrett will likely appeal his suspension, but he stands very little chance of winning. He won’t really have much to compare the situation to, as hitting an opponent with a helmet is a dangerous and unprecedented move. There has even been talk that Rudolph could pursue legal action against Garrett. Even if that is unlikely to happen, Garrett’s suspension will almost certainly be upheld.

Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game for shoving Rudolph in the back. It was ugly.

With that being said, it’s hardly surprising that Kitchens seems to be pretty bitter about the fact that Rudolph escaped the melee unscathed.

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Steelers QB Rudolph fined $50,000 for brawl with Browns .
CLEVELAND (AP) Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was fined $50,000 by the NFL for his involvement in a brawl that began when Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit him over the head with a helmet. © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsRudolph was one of 33 players fined by the league Saturday.Garrett was indefinitely suspended by the league for ripping off Rudolph's helmet and using it ''as a weapon'' in the final seconds of Cleveland's 21-7 win over Pittsburgh last week. Garrett's appeal was denied earlier this week, when he told appeals officer James Thrash that Rudolph used a racial slur against him.

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