Mason Rudolph was not punished for his function that led to Myles Garrett ripping the helmet off of the Steelers quarterback’s head, after which hitting him with it.
While Garrett’s actions had been clearly extra extreme, resulting in an indefinite suspension by the league, many felt Rudolph was not with out blame and that he bought off the hook too simply. Rudolph had escalated the scenario on the bottom as cameras caught him trying to tear off Garrett’s helmet earlier than the rest came about.
The video additionally reveals an obvious kick to Garrett’s groin, though that regarded extra incidental than purposeful.
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Rudolph then prolonged the skirmish by chasing Garrett after his helmet was ripped off.
ESPN’s Max Kellerman was particularly vocal about Rudolph’s function (his feedback had been made earlier than the suspensions had been introduced) throughout Friday morning’s “First Take.”
“Mason Rudolph needs to be suspended at least a game,” Kellerman stated. “He was the one who started the fight, tried to take Myles Garrett’s helmet off.”
Kellerman wasn’t the one one who thought Rudolph bought off straightforward, and that was earlier than the suspensions had been introduced. Several fans and even gamers identified that Rudolph escalated the incident.
Mason Rudolph must be considerably fined as nicely for attempting to tear @MylesLGarrett helmet off his head which ignited the retaliation. He’s not with out fault in the unlucky matter. This is a bodily,emotional sport performed by males. Let’s not overlook that. @nflnetwork #Truth
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) November 15, 2019
Mason Rudolph is taking part in the function of Eddie Haskell.
Myles Garrett was fallacious and must be punished.
Rudolph wasn’t an harmless bystander
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 15, 2019
All of this feels applicable (perhaps Pouncey must be 2 video games) however Mason Rudolph additionally deserves a 1 sport suspension or a minimum of a critical effective for his function in attempting to take Garrett’s helmet off. https://t.co/hy0ePLwFhy
— Kevin Negandhi (@OkayNegandhiESPN) November 15, 2019
I’m not all that shocked that the league threw down an indefinite suspension for Myles Garrett, I am nonetheless shocked Mason Rudolph did not even get one sport. That does not appear proper. #Browns
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) November 15, 2019
The Garrett suspension is truthful. The Ogunjobi/Pouncey suspensions are harsh.
Mason Rudolph not being punished is … “strange.” https://t.co/E6lyScPfyr
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) November 15, 2019
Good on Myles however come on nothing for Mason Rudolph? There must be a effective right here. He DID NOT deserve the violence no excuse for it however his fingers aren’t clear right here both https://t.co/2MBkMzN1Hb
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 15, 2019
I don’t suppose it’s cool that Myles hit Mason along with his helmet. It was unacceptable and pointless. I do hesitate to name it assault as a result of Mason was going after him. It wasn’t proper and doesn’t belong on the soccer discipline however let’s cease appearing like Mason was harmless.
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) November 15, 2019
How does Mason Rudolph not get suspended or fined? He tried to take a gamers helmet off? He’s the one who began the entire incident. Totally unfair ruling from the NFL. #NFL
— Ian Williams (@IWilliams95) November 15, 2019
This is my freaking drawback @SlaterNFL, Rudolph DID in reality get off with out “culpability & punishment”.
I’ve seen this film earlier than, I’ve learn this novel, and THIS is why I state all of the info, not simply ones that serve a sure narrative https://t.co/gjXZVLiwfy
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) November 15, 2019
So Mason Rudolph, the participant who began the altercation, then charged after the participant, doesn’t get suspended in any respect?🤔
AND NO IM DEFENDING MYLES IN THIS SITUATION!
— Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) November 15, 2019
While Rudolph wasn’t introduced in the preliminary punishments handed down by the NFL, it does not precisely imply he is clear. The NFL stated in its assertion that “additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability process including those players that left the bench to enter the fight area.”
Having stated that, although, it appears if Rudolph had been going to be punished harshly by the league he would have been included in the preliminary assertion by the league. He appears to have prevented suspension utterly, however NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero says Rudolph will likely be fined for his function. It’s not clear when, or how a lot.