- Aug 16, 2011
- Reaction score
Should that guy be allowed to play again - EVER?
had Rudolph been severely injured then I would be in favor of a much harsher punishment , but with everything being the same I would say rest of the season is appropriate
I vaguely remember Lyle Alzado back in the day ripping a guys helmet off and then throwing it at him. But this was worse for sure.Craziest thing I ever saw in nearly 50 years of watching football. I've seen players do thug moves like Suh and Sapp, but I never saw one player yank another player's helmet off and then use it as a club against that player. That can't be tolerated. I'd ban him. He should probably face assault charges.
It wasn't quite "no good reason" for yanking off Rudolph's helmet, from what I saw of the replay. It looked to me like Rudolph tried to yank off Garrett's helmet first, then Garrett decided to return the favor, only successfully. Hitting Rudolph in the head with the helmet, however, didn't seem to have any sort of justification. Garrett saw the line you shouldn't cross and he jumped right over it.
Lessee, late hit on the quarterback after the ball is long gone
roughing the passer knocking the QB to the ground after the play was completed
ripping the QB's helmet off his head for no good reason at all then cracking him over the skull with it assaulting him.
Ejection for the rest of the season. 1 million dollar fine.
And the really stupid thing is, the Browns had won the game with only 8 seconds left on the board!
The good news is that they play again in only 2 weeks and the Steelers now have the motivation to come back from whatever funk they were in tonight and stomp their asses with a vengeance.