Steelers fans already offering to pay Maurkice Pouncey’s fine
Maurkice Pouncey was among those ejected for his role in a fight at the end of Thursday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game, and Steelers fans already have his back.
Mason Rudolph was taken down by Myles Garrett on a third-and-long pass in the final minute, and the two began scrapping on the ground. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and later used it as a weapon to bash the quarterback in the head. Pouncey, the Steelers’ center, saw right in front of him what Garrett did and went after the Browns defensive star immediately.
Pouncey ended up throwing some punches and kicks at Garrett after seeing the way he bashed Rudolph in the head.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) November 15, 2019
Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi, and Pouncey were all ejected. Some are already expecting discipline for Pouncey for throwing punches and kicks, such as a suspension and/or fines.
Steelers fans have already stepped up with an offer to cover Pouncey’s fine. They recognize the way the center was defending his teammate and liked how he did so without hesitation.
Yo @MaurkicePouncey . Let us know the fine amount and we will fire up that gofundme.
— SteelerNation (@SteeIerNation) November 15, 2019
Yo @MaurkicePouncey let us know how much that fine is so we can start that gofundme.
— kris winford (@ybnbrazykris) November 15, 2019
A few current NFL players also defended Pouncey for his response.
— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) November 15, 2019
F Dat! @MaurkicePouncey you gotta do what you gotta do. If they hit Lamar with a helmet I swear it would be a riot at that exact moment.
— Lardarius Webb (@LWebb21) November 15, 2019
Some may feel discipline for Pouncey is called for, but I have no problem at all with what he did. He saw his quarterback viciously harmed and went in to protect and defend his teammate right away. That’s the kind of teammate you want protecting your quarterback.