Steelers May Not Let Myles Garrett Jerseys Into Heinz Field Sunday

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November 26, 2019 - 1:27 pm
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The Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph altercation continues to impact the football world in a plethora of ways. The most recent development? Fans may not be allowed to support Garrett and the Browns at Heinz Field this weekend.

Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh joined Ross Tucker and Carrington Harrison on Home & Home to discuss the upcoming Steelers and Browns matchup and the lingering effect of Garrett’s violent outburst.

“It’s going to be like the Roman Colosseum,” Fillipponi said, responding to Ross’s question about the likely environment of Pittsburgh’s home stadium. “I had a Heinz Field employee tell me… that he doesn’t think he’s going to let Myles Garrett jerseys into the stadium, [and] that there’s already been a conversation among some of the security staff and people at the gates at the stadium who are on watch for anything that they think is going to create a disturbance inside the stadium.

“... Believe it or not, I guess a jersey with a guy’s last name on it is enough to get you either booted or prohibited from the stadium.”

A Myles Garrett jersey may not be the only problematic piece of attire or even the most problematic. Browns fans have made t-shirts rallying around Garrett and pointing the blame toward Rudolph and the Steelers, boasting quotes such as “Pittsburgh Started It” and “Free Garrett.” If a Browns fan decides to be so staunch in his/her support for Garrett so as to wear one of these shirts, Heinz Field could become a chaotic scene come Sunday.

The league has already taken preventative measures in stopping potential conflict, according to Fillipponi.

“I had somebody tell me that that’s why they moved the game time,” Fillipponi said, noting that the game to take its place in prime time was a battle out west. “You can’t tell me that more eyes are going to be on Chiefs-Raiders [on] Sunday.

“The only reason they moved that [the Steelers-Browns] game to 1:00 is because they don’t want liquored-up Steelers fans and Browns fans getting arrested.”

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