Cleveland Browns fans used a helmet to take swings at a Mason Rudolph piñata after brawl with Browns defender Myles Garrett
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph's own helmet in the final seconds of the game on Nov. 14. Garrett was suspended indefinitely and is out for the rest of the season, with a $45,000 fine. And though Rudolph was slapped with a $50,000 penalty, he has yet to be suspended for a single game, a fact that Browns fans don't seem too happy about. Before the Browns faced off against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, tailgaters were seen taking swings with a helmet at a pinata resembling Rudolph. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Cleveland Browns fans got creative with their tailgating festivities Sunday in advance of the game against the Miami Dolphins — and they drew inspiration from last week's brawl between Browns defender Myles Garrett and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. In videos posted on Twitter, fans can be seen cheering on a man dressed in a Browns jersey bearing Garrett's name and brandishing a pinata resembling Ruldoph, with a blindfolded woman ready to take a swing at it. Her club of choice? A helmet.
Cleveland’s newest game: Mason Rudolph piñata. pic.twitter.com/qxst1rSwzS — clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) November 24, 2019
In the final seconds of the Steelers-Browns game on Nov. 14, just a week earlier, a brawl erupted that led to Garrett yanking off Rudolph's helmet and using it to strike him over the head. Other players got involved in the scuffle, and when it was all said and done, 33 players from both teams were fined a collective $700,000 by the NFL.
Fox commentator Troy Aikman remarked that it was "one of the worst things I've ever seen on a professional sports field." Garrett was suspended indefinitely without pay, hit with a $45,623 fine, and is on the bench for the rest of the 2019 season. Rudolph was given a $50,000 fine, but to the bewilderment of sports analysts and journalists, Rudolph has yet to be suspended for a single game, even though he arguably was the one who initiated the confrontation, even possibly kicking Garrett in the groin before being hit with his own helmet, as civil rights activist Shaun King pointed out. And it looks like Browns fans are equally confused, if not flat-out angry at the lack of consequences for Rudolph.
Rudolph started it #GoBrowns pic.twitter.com/uODrxvTnmO — Youngstown Bob (@Youngstown_Bob) November 24, 2019
The Steelers and the Browns face off again in Pittsburgh in Week 13 on Dec. 1.SEE ALSO: Myles Garrett accused Mason Rudolph of calling him a racial slur, prompting their ugly fight Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know
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