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NFL upholds 1-game suspension for Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi


The NFL on Wednesday announced it upheld Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi's one-game suspension, making him officially out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Ogunjobi was handed the suspension Friday in the wake of a late-game skirmish between the Browns and Steelers that left his teammate, Myles Garrett, suspended indefinitely and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suspended for three games. Ogunjobi was punished for shoving Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph to the ground after Garrett hit the quarterback in the head with his own helmet.

Ogunjobi appealed the decision Monday with NFL appeals officer James Thrash. The NFL rescinded an additional fine it levied toward Ogunjobi but ultimately stuck with its decision to keep him off the field for a week.

Thrash conducted Garrett's appeal on Wednesday while Derrick Brooks heard Pouncey's appeal Tuesday. Decisions are expected on both in the coming days.

Ogunjobi has started all 10 games this season, accumulating 28 tackles and five sacks. Without him against Miami, the Browns will lean on the likes of Devaroe Lawrence and Eli Ankou, who have played significant snaps as members of the defensive line rotation.