An ugly game ended in uglier fashion on Thursday night.
Garrett wrestled Rudolph to the ground well after the quarterback dumped the ball to Trey Edmunds for an 11-yard gain. While the two grappled on the ground, Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off of his head and then swung it at the quarterback, making contact with Rudolph's head.
After a long skirmish between the teams and a discussion among Clete Blakeman's officiating crew, Garrett, Ogunjobi and Pouncey were all penalized and disqualified.
Garrett and the other participants in the fight are going to be under review for possible suspensions, a league source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Garrett's ban could be lengthy.
"I made a mistake, I lost my cool and I regret it," Garrett said. "It's gonna come back to hurt our team. The guys who jumped in the scrum, I appreciate my team having my back but it should've never gotten to that point. It's on me."
Rudolph called Garrett's helmet swing "cowardly and bush league."
"I got sacked, we exchanged some words, he kept keeping on and one thing led to another," Rudolph told reporters. "You can go back and watch the tape if you want and make your own assumptions."
Both sides were upset about how the rivalry game ended following the brouhaha.
"I'll keep my thoughts to myself," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after the game. "You guys saw what happened at the end."
Browns coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters, "That's not who we want to be at the end of the game. That's not who Myles wants to be. That's not who we're gonna be. You have to be able to maintain your composure in times like that.
"I'm embarrassed. Myles is embarrassed. It's not good. He understands what he did. He understands it's totally unacceptable and we've got to get through it."
"It's inexcusable," Mayfield told FOX's Erin Andrews. "I don't care, rivalry or not, you can't do that. That's kind of the history of what's been going on here lately, hurting yourself. And that's just endangering the other team. It's inexcusable. (Garrett) knows that. I hope he does now."