Thursday night’s game between the Steelers and the Browns looked like it was going to be a relatively uneventful one, as Cleveland jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never really looked back.
While Pittsburgh managed to score a touchdown in the third quarter, the Browns essentially put the game away by putting up one of their own with around five-and-a-half minutes remaining in the contest.
The Steelers found themselves with the ball with the matchup in its final seconds and the team lined up for what was supposed to be a meaningless play to end the game but things took quite the turn when Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett got into it before the latter ripped off the quarterback’s helmet and swung it at the Steeler.
Current and former players—including Garrett’s own teammate Baker Mayfield—were quick to rip into the defensive end for his actions but it’s worth noting this isn’t the first time he’s been at the center of controversy, as he’s already been fined twice this season for multiple questionable plays.
Now, a previous statement has come back to bite Garrett in the ass, as back in September, he spoke with Cleveland.com and dismissed the notion that he’s a dirty player by saying he simply plays by the rules in a quote that’s aged about as well as a meth addict:
“I know who I am and the guys within these walls know who I am and that’s not me.
I’m not going to do anything to try and hurt this team or take out any player outside the rule book. I’m just going to keep playing this game the way it’s supposed to be played and that’s violently but passionately.”
Based on what transpired last night, he’s sure got the whole “violent” part covered.