Brown tweeted Friday a picture of himself in a Steelers uniform from a game against the Cleveland Browns in 2014. The picture was of him kicking then-punter Spencer Lanning in the face on a punt return. He accompanied it with “This for you Mason!!!!!”
The play occurred in the beginning of that season and Brown was later fined $8,200.
Brown and Rudolph were teammates during the 2018 season. The Steelers selected Rudolph in the third round of 2018 NFL Draft from Oklahoma State. It was Brown’s last season with the Steelers.
Brown played one game with the Patriots this season. But he was released after he was accused of rape and sexual harassment in a lawsuit and of sexual harassment in a Sports Illustrated report.
Brown reportedly met with the NFL for the first time over the allegations on Thursday. According to ESPN, the two parties met for eight hours and the wide receiver “felt it went well.”
Brown has denied all the allegations against him.
The fight between Garrett and Rudolph happened in the closing seconds of the game.
Rudolph had thrown a short pass to running back Trey Edmunds when Garrett rushed him and threw him down on the ground. The two then began to get into a scuffle on the ground when Steelers offensive linemen Matt Feiler and David DeCastro tried to break it up.
Video shows Garrett ripping Rudolph’s helmet off his head and hitting the quarterback with it. Rudolph then looks around for referees with his arms up. Maurkice Pouncy gets involved and starts to punch Garrett in the helmet. He is seen kicking Garrett in the helmet while the defensive end is lying on the turf on his back.
On the side of Garrett and Pouncey’s scuffle, Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi comes in from seemingly out of nowhere and pushes Rudolph down to the ground.
Garrett, Pouncy and Ogunjobi were ejected from the game.
Cleveland held on for a 21-7 win in the contest between AFC North rivals.
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