NFL Upholds Larry Ogunjobi’s Suspension

While the outcome of Myles Garrett‘s appeal is not yet known, the Browns will be without Larry Ogunjobi against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The NFL upheld the one-game suspension it handed down to the third-year Cleveland defensive tackle. Ogunjobi was suspended for his role in the game-ending melee against the Steelers, which featured him shoving Mason Rudolph to the ground after the quarterback and Garrett got into it.

The verdicts on Garrett and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will not emerge until later this week, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Garrett received an indefinite suspension that is expected to end his season, while Pouncey is slated to be out three games for his role in the fight. The league did rescind Ogunjobi’s $10K fine, however.

While Garrett’s absence will overshadow it, the loss of Ogunjobi will certainly affect the Browns. The ex-Day 3 pick has five sacks, a half-sack shy of his career high. He dropped Rudolph during last week’s game.

With Garrett and Ogunjobi sidelined, it’s possible the Browns have just one defensive line starter available Sunday. Olivier Vernon missed the past two games with a knee injury. A third straight absence would leave only Sheldon Richardson in place up front.

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10 comments on “NFL Upholds Larry Ogunjobi’s Suspension

  1. Steezy

    This is one of the more ridiculous suspensions I’ve seen. He gave a small shove to Rudolph and gets a game. Rudolph tries to take off someone’s helmet, fails, so then kicks Garret in the nuts. Charges after Garret. And also punches him in the nuts later on. Gets 0 games. Every year NFL gets more and more rediculous.

    • compassrose

      Watch the video again and tell me that is a small shove. I think Rudolph should have gotten a suspension also. Not sure why unless Goodell is protecting Pitt because they don’t have another decent QB. That was no small shove though.

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      • Steezy

        Yeah you right lol. I must have remembered a slow mo clip of that, he hella trucked him lmao. Still, Rudolph did worse though

  2. Polish Hammer

    I was wondering he did to get the suspension, figured it had to be something huge but all I saw was that push. That shove was hilarious, but doesn’t warrant a suspension IMO.

  3. Ctmac13

    I agree really shouldn’t have got anything. Out of the things you said about Rudolph that are true is grabbing at Garrett’s helmet and charging him which are not suspendable but he should have been fined. Rudolph didn’t hit Garrett’s balls Unless he plays with his balls hanging way down his thigh. That’s what the video shows not the stills.

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