Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey wasn’t going to maintain a strategic distance from suspension, regardless of in the event that people believe his aim to secure quarterback Mason Rudolph was noble.
The inquiry was to what extent he’d be suspended. Furthermore, three games appeared to be somewhat harsh.
Yet, in the opinion of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pouncey, the length of the suspension was vital. The Steelers play the Cleveland Browns in about fourteen days, and it didn’t appear to be an incident to Pouncey or the team.
Dan Graziano of ESPN said a Steelers representative joined Pouncey on the phone in his appeal on Tuesday. Also, as per Graziano, the Steelers were upset at the length of the suspension, feeling Pouncey got more than one game just to keep away from Pouncey being in a Week 13 rematch against the Browns.
For any individual who hasn’t seen it yet, Pouncey punched Garrett and kicked him when he was on the ground. He did that privilege after Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off, at that point hit Rudolph in the head with it.
After the game, Pouncey said he wasn’t stressed over a suspension.
“Now, what difference does it make? My man got hit in the head with a protective cap,” Pouncey said directly after the game. “I’ll acknowledge whatever punishment it is. I couldn’t care less. I was in security mode.”
Obviously, he didn’t figure on getting three games.
The NFL will once in a while give a long suspension, at that point lessen it on appeal. On the off chance that that was the point of view, giving Pouncey three games would enable a decrease to two games, at that point Pouncey would still miss the Browns game.
One can comprehend the NFL’s reasoning. That rematch gets the opportunity to be very ignitable. Lost in every one of the features about Garrett and Rudolph, two Steelers receivers were taken out with concussions on questionable hits.
Be that as it may, it’s not reasonable for the Steelers. That game against the Browns will have suggestions in the AFC wild-card race. Pouncey is a key player for Pittsburgh.
The NFL appears to be probably not going to diminish Pouncey’s suspension from three games to one. What’s more, maybe that was the point.
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