In an attempt to avoid the continued public relations nightmare, the NFL acted quickly in issuing suspensions from the altercation at the end of the Steelers–Browns game on Thursday night. In their statement, the league reserved the right to continue to issue fines and other punishments as they reviewed the matter more thoroughly. After an extended investigation, the fines from the game have now been issued according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Full list of discipline, from the November 14 Steelers-Browns altercation: pic.twitter.com/pomGnc6HYX— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2019
As reported earlier in the day, Mason Rudolph received a fine of $50k for his involvement in the incident which led to multiple other suspensions including teammate Maurkice Pouncey. This is above the standard first offense for fighting.
All players who were suspended for the incident had their fines announced earlier in the week. As for other Steelers, 19 players were each fined $3,507 for entering the fighting area. Another 10 members of the Cleveland Browns were also fined the same amount for the same offense.
Another fine announced earlier in the week was $250k for each franchise for the role in the incident.
It should be noted that all the money collected from fines in the NFL does not go for the league to use as they see fit. These monies are specifically designated to programs for the former players through the NFL Player Care Foundation as well as the Gene Upshaw Players Association’s Players Assistance Trust.
UPDATE: Three Browns players received additional fines for unnecessary roughness and hits on a quarterback. Damarious Randall was fined for his hit on Diontae Johnson while Greedy Williams’ hit was on JuJu Smith-Schuster. Both players left the game with concussions.
Other fines from Steelers game:— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 23, 2019
Damarious Randall: $28,075 for unnecessary roughness (was ejected)
Chad Thomas: $21,056 for a hit on QB
Greedy Williams: $28,075 for unnecessary roughness