Damarious Randall ejected for illegal hit vs. Steelers

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CLEVELAND -- One poor decision ended Damarious Randall's night.

The Cleveland Browns safety was ejected from Thursday night's 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers rookie receiver Diontae Johnson in the third quarter. The contact sent Johnson to the locker room on a cart and out of the game with a concussion, and replays showed the disqualification was justified.

The pass attempt fell incomplete just a moment before Randall arrived over the top, leading with his helmet directly into Johnson's, drawing a flag for unnecessary roughness and the quick ejection.

Pittsburgh rode a series of penalties against the Browns' suddenly depleted secondary -- which was forced to play Juston Burris and rookie Sheldrick Redwine after losing Randall and veteran Morgan Burnett (Achilles) -- to its first touchdown of the night on the same possession.

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