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#pounditThursday, August 5, 2021

Watch: Browns fans hit Mason Rudolph piñata with Steelers helmet

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Mason Rudolph could have been severely injured after he was hit in the head with a helmet by Myles Garrett last week, but that isn’t stopping Cleveland Browns fans from celebrating the incident and making light of it.

During their tailgate prior to Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, a group of Browns fans took turns swinging a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet at a piñata that depicted Rudolph. Here’s a video:

Many Browns fans believed Rudolph was responsible for what happened because of the way the quarterback reacted when Garrett tackled him late in the game, which is what ultimately led to the fight. They then felt Garrett’s actions were even more validated after he accused Rudolph of using a racial slur. However, the NFL has said an investigation determined Rudolph did not use racist language, and there’s no excuse for a player hitting another player in the head with a helmet no matter what may or may not have been said on the field.

Garrett has been suspended for the remainder of the season, while Rudolph was fined for his role in the altercation.


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