The NFL is slowly wrapping up the discipline process surrounding the brawl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns at the end of Week 11 Thursday Night Football. The league is fining Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph $50,000 for his role in the fight, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
Rudolph’s role in the brawl is still being debated. He initially tried to pull off Myles Garrett’s helmet and appeared to try to hit him in the groin. It eventually resulted in Garrett pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him with it. Garrett was suspended indefinitely, and Larry Ogunjobi and Maurkice Pouncey were both suspended for their roles.
During his appeal hearing, Garrett reportedly told Thrash that Rudolph had called him a racial slur leading up to the brawl. There has been denials by the Steelers and Browns players have said Garrett didn’t tell them about it. The NFL said there is no evidence that happened, but the situation remains dicey to some degree.