Myles Garrett Suspension: NFL Announces Punishment for Browns Star

We all knew a Myles Garrett suspension was coming, and now we know how long the NFL will be keeping the Cleveland Browns pass rusher on the sideline. As many expected, we won’t be seeing Garrett suiting up on an NFL field for the foreseeable future.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the league is handing down an “indefinite” ban that will “at a minimum” include the remainder of this season and the postseason.

“Garrett has been suspended without pay indefinitely — at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason — and must meet with the commissioner’s office prior to a decision on his reinstatement,” the league said in a statement. “He was also fined an additional amount. Garrett violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent, and using the helmet as a weapon.”

In addition to Garrett’s suspension, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns organizations have each been fined $250,000.

As for other players involved in the altercation, additional suspensions have been handed out. Garrett’s teammate Larry Ogunjobi has been suspended for one game without pay, while Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey has been suspended for three games without pay for fighting, punching and kicking an opponent.

All three suspended players were also fined, though those amounts have not been disclosed.

After the game, Garrett addressed the incident.

“I made a mistake. I lost my cool, and it’s going to come back to hurt our team. The guys who jumped into the scrum, I appreciate my team having my back, but it should have never got to that point. It’s on me,” Garrett said, via Jake Trotter of ESPN. “What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that.

Now, Garrett will have plenty of time to reflect on his actions as he waits to see when he can return to football.

Myles Garrett Discusses Helmet Swing, Mason Rudolph Altercation
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