Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely for helmet attack, out at least for remainder of regular season and postseason

Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely for helmet attack, out at least for remainder of regular season and postseason
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, left, gets ready to hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, second from left, with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. The Browns won 21-7. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Source: Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The NFL announced that Myles Garrett is suspended indefinitely, at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

At one point in Thursday night’s game, Garrett rips Mason Rudolph’s helmet off while he is on the ground and swings it at the the Steelers quarterback when he gets back to his feet, hitting him in the head.

Garrett must meet with the NFL Commissioner’s Office and meet all requirements prior to reinstatement, which would not be until the 2020 NFL season at the very least. He was also fined an undisclosed amount.

Garrett apologized to Rudolph after learning of his suspension.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam provided a statement on Garrett’s actions in Thursday night’s game:

“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game. There is no place for that in football and that is not reflective of the core values we strive for as an organization. We sincerely apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Myles Garrett has been a good teammate and member of our organization and community for the last three years but his actions last night were completely unacceptable. We understand the consequences from the league for his actions.”

Additionally, Browns defensive end Larry Ogunjobi will have to sit one game for his role in the incident.

Rudolph, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, was not initially suspended for his role in the late-game altercation, but NFL officials said other punishments are pending.

A police spokeswoman said Rudolph did not file a report, although officers were seen at FirstEnergy Stadium for NFL security purposes. Garrett is currently not facing criminal charges for the helmet attack.

Rudolph’s agent, Tim Younger, said they are reviewing all options moving forward against Garrett.

“I know it was bush league and a total coward move on his part,” Rudolph stated. “It’s OK, I’ll take it. I’m not going to back down from any bully out there.”

Garrett, who was drafted No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, has three business days to appeal the suspension.

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