Tom Brady recalls his own NFL fights following Myles Garrett NFL helmet attack

New England Patriots hero Tom Brady admits he too has lost his temper on the field.

But never in the same fashion of Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett.

The defensive end has been suspended indefinitely without pay and will not feature in the NFL again this season after he struck Pittsburgh Steelers star Mason Rudolph over the head with his own helmet in the closing seconds of the clash on Thursday.

Both the Browns and the Steelers have been fined $250,000 (£194,000) each following the brawl, while Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been suspended without pay for three games.

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“Coach Belichick tries to use it as teaching moments,” quarterback Tom Brady said Friday when asked about the incident.

“He talks about not throwing punches, not touching the referees and staying on the sidelines. It’s an emotional game.”

But Brady himself prides himself on his relatively clean record when it comes to his illustrious career.

"I think I’ve only got one penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct,” he added.

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“I kind of pushed someone back against Chicago. That might be my only unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

"I probably deserved a few more, but that was the only one I got called for.

“These things, they happen so quick. It’s an emotional game.

"People play with emotion, and it’s a physical sport. So you try to just do the best you can do.”

The Chicago incident Brady is referring to happened back in 2002.

The six-time Superbowl champion was flagged for shoving a Bears defender off a pile on the final play of the third quarter.

“That’s not the leadership you’re talking about from Tom Brady,” play-by-play man Kevin Harlan said on CBS at the time.

Rudolph insists the incident is "exclusively an NFL matter" and says he will not be taking legal action, it is being reported.

According to both police in Pittsburgh and in Cleveland, Rudolph would have had to file a report for an investigation to begin in order for charges to be brought.

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