Mason Rudolph initiated the fight vs. Myles Garrett - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman reacts to Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett’s brawl with Steelers QB Mason Rudolph and says Rudolph is the one who initiated the fight and Garrett should not be penalized for the rest of the season.
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  • I respect Max, but he's misrepresenting the situation - he's claiming anything Rudolph did constituted a "fight". Did he try to take of Garrett's helmet? Looks like it. Did he kick Garrett in the crotch? Seems like it, but he could also have been trying to get the defensive lineman driving him to the ground off of him and that just happened to be where he made contact. Max has also claimed Rudolph "charged" Garrett - how many times do we see offensive players getting in defensive players' faces to give them a piece of their mind when they think there's been a dirty hit? Nothing Rudolph did constituted "initiating a fight" - stupid and in violation of league rules in the case of the first, but not fighting actions. Garrett did that when he beat Rudolph over the head with a helmet.

  • Max spoke nothing but straight facts‼️

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  • Garrett struck him with a hard object on the head. Anything could have happened! Brain haemorrhage, cracked skull. That's assault. And people here in the comments act like it was a light slap on the cheek!

    WandererWanderer2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Myles Garrett was trying to put his helmet back on

    Pickle RickPickle Rick2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Aikman said Rudolph equipment got stuck refs and media hateing on Brown's again smh

    Whitney BowensWhitney Bowens2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • i hate u

    vickie storyvickie story2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If you watch the play Rudolph gets the pass off before Garrett can tackle him and he holds on to Rudolph and takes him to the ground well after the play had moved down the field..

    John SmithJohn Smith3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Every time I go to look for something that’s at least a half decent point on an issue Stephen A Smith pops out of nowhere and just says, “ACTUALLY!”

    Dog Pound ProductionsDog Pound Productions4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max is right for the first time ever 😂

    Gold WolfGold Wolf4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hitting a dude with a helmet is assault with a weapon. It very well could have came with criminal charges.

    weakbrainthrombosisweakbrainthrombosis4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • No dumb the helmet of beisball its very different from a NFL helmet. Common.

    Roberto PerezRoberto Perez4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max won this one Steve. It doesn’t matter how loud you speak.

    Reese DupuisReese Dupuis4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A is so contradicting on this topic lol. You said he won the game, correct? Yes, the game was clearly over but why are the steelers still running a play? The QB sucked all game, so why not just kneel and run the clock out? That not only protects you as the QB but shows respect to the opposition. Defence is one of those positions where you have to play with 100% effort until you hear the whistle. I dont blame Garret at all in this situation apart from hitting the guy with the helmet and even then, the other player tried to take off his helmet and came off unsuccessful.

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  • Max wants to be black.

    Allen BlackAllen Black4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Love Max man !!! 💯 Should be his show

    Caliph BeyCaliph Bey4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max, ya know your brother started a fight by pushing someone and he got Murdered.Seeing that your brother started the fight, I guess it’s okay butler murdered him.Garrett was out of line. Grabbing/shoving matches always happen on the field and that’s no green light to commit assault with a deadly weapon.That idiot should of been arrested and charged.Max is up there “but he started it”, that’s how 5 year olds act.

    zzMichaelzzzzMichaelzz4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • It is NO surprise that KELLERMAN would take this side. He wants to destroy a whole culture. The media and Kellerman of course step in step. Look into the media of Germany from 1870 to 1930 and you will see the same thing going on. History repeats it's self. Why let this happen over and over again?

    God JupiterGod Jupiter4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mason Rudolph did call Myles Garrett The N Word and in the end there will evidence because it's written. And God will gave the evidence soon not later trust me.

    Mae GilchristMae Gilchrist4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @I Be That I Am Who are you to call me names? I have my opinion and you have yours if you don't like mines too bad. Oh I forgot you worship other gods, and I worship the God in Heaven.

      Mae GilchristMae Gilchrist4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A sounds dumb af

    RICH A MILLERICH A MILLE4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I had to go back to this, and see Stephen A. was okay with 6 games. Now, he's upset Myles is back. I guess Big Ben is going to get the pay back LEGALLY.

    Free TillyFree Tilly4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I had to replay this 100 times for my dad to finally see Mason Rudolph started this

    Daniel RichardsonDaniel Richardson4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yep that about covers it.

    Doug BardsleyDoug Bardsley4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mason Rudolph IS the focus, he got frustrated cause he was obviously gonna lose.

    Jamaal SqJamaal Sq4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Kellerman should be suspended....hes dumb

    T ClarkT Clark4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Savages like Garrett should not be allowed to get reinstated.

    A VA V4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stfu Stephen A

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  • Stephan A is a joke and uncreditable

    Chriatian AlcarazChriatian Alcaraz4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wrong

    Soccertz1Soccertz14 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The Patriots are praised for taking the game seriously until the very end during a run-up score game, and yet Myles Garrett is being chastised for taking his final tackle seriously? "It's eight seconds left. You won the game." We all know if Cleveland would've quit playing that play and the Steelers scored in the final eight seconds, Stephen A would've talked trash about them being 'typical Browns' and not having the capability to play a successful game start to finish. Late hits happen across the board in football. Penalty for his millisecond delay on a hit? Fine. But this: "and then legally Myles Garrett beating up Mason Rudolph all night long." A Defensive End was tackling a Quarter Back the whole game?! You mean he took his job seriously and performed as well as he had during every game? In Stephen A's statement of concern, he used the word legally. It's football. You just described what every DE does in every game. Super terrible approach to achieve a point he could've made without whining that Rudolph's slow scanning got him beat up by the big bad bully. That point being, while Rudolph started the fight, that should not be the way he gets TBI on a football field. Thankfully, he didn't. Plus One to Max Kellerman for reminding everyone that while there is a lot of uproar around helmet safety and concussions, THERE IS ALREADY AN ESTABLISHED RULE AND PUNISHMENT IN THE NFL RULEBOOK.

    Meg KellerMeg Keller5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I hate Stephen A Smith

    Itz NippyItz Nippy5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A looking like the food critic from ratatouille 😂😂

    BryWantsKomp !BryWantsKomp !5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If this had his on show he wouldn't be putting on a show for his bosses

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  • That QB started everything. The hit wasn't that late or that hard. The QB tried the "hold me back" and got caught. I guarentee that if it was a white player who swung on a black one....ppl would call it self defense.

    David DurieDavid Durie5 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Couldn't protect the QB for the pass and the beating 😂 give that man a raise

    Ben Fata To'oBen Fata To'o6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • In rugby stuff like this is the norm

    Oliver SharrattOliver Sharratt6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • kellerman should stick to boxing and steven should not be on tv

    dalexkomdalexkom6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • is that white guy a jew? He really looks like one.

    Lex Non ScriptaLex Non Scripta6 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yes

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  • What was his dumbass watch? Garrett pulled Rudolph down on top of him. Stephen A is a clown as usual

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    Ellis GillEllis Gill6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephanie A. Smith ...Wow!!

    George GriffenGeorge Griffen6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If myles garret gets suspended 14 games it just shows the NFL's hypocrisy.

    RxHyperRxHyper6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen didnt believe what he was saying the point of view was given to him to avoid racial kick back you can tell because he refuses to look into the camera

    Louwop DaprophetLouwop Daprophet6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Maxx 💯💯💪🏾💪🏾!! SAS, the reason I always change the channel!! 😏

    GreenEyedBanditGreenEyedBandit6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I don’t know what happened to Stephen A. Smith, but he’s turned into the absolute voice of reason on ESPN. I find myself agreeing with him 100% on every issue.

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  • Steven a sell out

    Storman Mac NCM/Mac-Productions Storman MacStorman Mac NCM/Mac-Productions Storman Mac6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think it's pathetic. Madon Rudolph showed malicious intent first. Then Myles clearly sgowed he was in control and willing to defend himself in a malicious way perhaps and Pouncey kicking Myles in the head at the end was clearly malicious. If we're being totally honest here, they should all get similar fines and suspensions. It was a fight. Just because you win or lose a fight doesn't mean you should or should not be suspended. You fought and should be suspended. Bar none. All 3 of them should have been suspended 2 weeks and all should be fined $42k per game they're suspended. Sorry but have you heard Myles speak? He's not a killer. He's an athlete and a professional. He shouldn't be looked down on any more then Mason Rudolph. Frankly, Mason shouldn't be a starting QB with his temperament. He has clearly proven that he can't handle the pressure of losing. Markice Pouncey isn't a dirty player either really. He's kind of an old school guy and he really is tough as nails but he took his retaliation too far as well. But that's just my opinion.

    Asher SkeltonAsher Skelton6 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I got penislized last night

    Dewayne RobersonDewayne Roberson7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max Kellerman for president

    Dewayne RobersonDewayne Roberson7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The two guys on each end of the table look like they want to hit Stephen with a helmet lol

    Rodney CadwalladerRodney Cadwallader7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • My dog just left a steaming pile of rudolph in the end zone.

    Wally ByersWally Byers7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So Stephen A is backing Mason rudolph

    Rael OckletreeRael Ockletree7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max invited to the cookout, the barbeque and the pool party

    Tarek KennedyTarek Kennedy7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mason Rudolph was trying to take off Myles Garret helmet if you watch the clip and he tried to fight first so that’s what mason Rudolph gets

    Teabag SquadTeabag Squad7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I’ve seen Mason liking those Tomi Lauren tweets... Something don’t smell right with him either😒

    AfricanONSLAUGHTAfricanONSLAUGHT7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm surprised nobody saw Rudolph's spikes to the groin! Mason should have been BANNED!

    Peter RodbyPeter Rodby7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thumbnail looks like Matt damond

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  • The real victim is the helmet

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    john divinejohn divine7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I hate wen sports casters never plyaed any sports.

    kayden kingkayden king7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Rudolph said he wanted his helmet back and Garrett gave it to him.🤷‍♂️

    No internetNo internet7 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Dog-from-Tom-and-Jerry style

      Osgood DayOsgood Day7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm surprised it hasn't gone racial yet..

    David MartinsenDavid Martinsen7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max is right PERIOD!

    MarrioWoodardMarrioWoodard7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Max is an absolute pawn. What a piece of sh**. He hit him with the helmet. How are you defending him. Oh yea ESPN is owned by Disney. They have to support anyone who isn't white.max is the worst analyst on the channel so he has to try and make controversy

    The real Brooks 2020The real Brooks 20207 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can someone just shut stephen a the f up .🤣. Hes litterally the problem

    Los Chamacos 4EVERLos Chamacos 4EVER7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • U are what you.answer too..he should of just called him white trash or reported him..idk

    Jewel GrierJewel Grier7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Football is for Men..Go Referee a Women's soccer game..

    wilman 7 5 7wilman 7 5 77 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A never defends black players

    Gabriel CharlestonGabriel Charleston7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mason tudolf sucks any way

    Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mason Rudolph Not so innocent. 🤓

    Efren RodriguezEfren Rodriguez7 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How many Browns bots does Max Liarman and Garrett Smollett have commenting here?

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Mason Rudolph initiated the fight vs. Myles Garrett - Max Kellerman | First Take