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Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely After TNF Brawl With Steelers

Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his participation in a massive brawl in Thursday night’s game.

The NFL announced Friday that the Cleveland Browns defensive end has been suspended for the rest of this season and will have to go before the commissioner’s office before being reinstated in 2020.

NFL Senior Vice President of Football and International Communications Michael Signora provided a full summary of the discipline:

“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,” Garrett said in a statement issued Friday. “I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions, and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward.

“I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake, and I fully intend to do so.”

After the game, Rudolph called Garrett’s actions “bush league” and said it was a “total coward move”:

The NFL also suspended Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi one game for shoving Rudolph in the back and to the ground, shortly after Garrett had hit the Steelers quarterback in the head with the helmet. Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey was also suspended three games for kicking and punching Garrett after Rudolph had been struck,

All three players were ejected from Thursday’s game and are suspended without pay and will be fined. In addition, the NFL has fined the Browns and Steelers organizations $250,000 each for the incident.

Browns team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam issued a statement Friday on Garrett.

“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game,” the statement said. “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.”

Adam Schefter of ESPN noted it’s possible Rudolph and the Steelers could file legal charges against Garrett.

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