Video of the brawl showed Garrett taking Rudolph down and the quarterback grasping at Garrett's helmet.
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As the confrontation continued, Rudolph lunged at Garrett.
Garrett was suspended without pay following his incredible on-field attack on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph during Thursday night's game, during which he hit Rudolph on the head with his own helmet.
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"Of course he was", Richardson said of Garrett defending himself. The helmet is overboard, let's get that clear.
"It's unfortunate, and as much as I just want to be, 'It's life, ' things do happen", wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said following the game. That's it. There's no excuse.
"Myles Garrett's a good person".
The league is also expected this week to announce fines for players who left the Cleveland and Pittsburgh sidelines during the melee.
Richardson, a 2013 first-round pick by the Jets who joined the Browns this year on a three-year, $37 million deal, believes Rudolph should've been suspended for grabbing at Garrett's helmet before Garrett snapped.
As Garrett reportedly gets set to have an appeal on his indefinite suspension stemming from Thursday's incident, Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson suggested Monday that Rudolph had it coming to him.