CLEVELAND – Although Cleveland was due to play against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Browns fans still had the Pittsburgh Steelers – and last week’s scrum – in mind.
The Cleveland tailgaters even had a Mason Rudolph piñata, and blindfolded fans tried to hit the Steelers model with a Pittsburgh helmet, according to the Cleveland.com video.
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended for the season for ripping and throwing Rudolph’s helmet in his head in the dying seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win on Nov. 14. During his appeal with the NFL, Garrett accused Rudolph of inciting him with insulting racism, which Rudolph denied through his agent.
On Thursday evening, Garrett upheld his request in a tweet, which was followed by a statement from chief executive John Dorsey, noting “Garrett’s unquestionable integrity.”
Ahead of Sunday’s game with the Dolphins, Browns owner Dee Haslam was pictured with Garrett’s number 95 on her cap as a sign of support.
Rudolph’s day only got worse when he was benched in the Steelers game in Cincinnati.
Cleveland heads to Pittsburgh next weekend.