One of the ugliest plays of the NFL season took place with just eight seconds remaining between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
Up 21-7 after an essentially meaningless play, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and swung it at his head. It appeared as though Rudolph initially tried to rip Garrett’s helmet off while the two were on the ground after Garrett took him down. Steelers players immediately came to Rudolph’s defence, as offensive lineman Mike Pouncey actually kicked Garrett While he was down.
Luckily it was the bottom of the helmet that struck Rudolph’s head and not the crown. Still, just a brutal, brutal play that will likely lead to a massive suspension.
Rudolph didn’t hold back about the situation afterward… at all. When asked where Garrett crossed the line, he fired back with some pretty blunt words. Rudolph then proceeded to call it a “coward move”.
Garrett was interviewed after the game and described his actions as “out of character” and “foolish”.
Time will tell how the league handles what will likely be viewed as the dirtiest play of the season when it's all said and done.
(H/T FOX Sports)