NFL Player’s Egregious On-Field Assault is Latest Symptom of Struggling Sports League

The National Football League has been beset by a number of chaotic controversies in recent years, not the least of which involves former second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, in an apparent protest against what he vaguely called “inequality” in America, would kneel during the playing of the National Anthem when it was played prior to kickoff.  The maneuver brought both anger and resentment to the NFL itself, who did nothing to quell the spread of the purposefully-offensive protest.

This then led the league into a downward spiral, where ratings and revenue were tackled by the American consumer, and an embarrassing number of empty seats were broadcast to the world every Sunday.

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Now, in what is yet another indication that the league is struggling mightily, a vicious on-field assault occurred this week that sent Twitter into a frenzy.

The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player.

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final seconds as the Browns’ 21-7 win over the Steelers on Thursday night ended with a wild brawl between the rivals.

Garrett faces a likely suspension for his actions, and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will likely be disciplined for kicking Garrett in the head.

Video of the incident demonstrated just how despicable the assault was.

As of this writing, there has been no official word on the inevitable disciplinary action that Garrett will face, but many within the social media sphere believe that the unruly player won’t be back on an NFL field until at least next season.

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