Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has had his appeal against a season-ending indefinite suspension from the NFL rejected. Garrett was reprimanded after attacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet after a brawl between the two teams last week. Pittsburgh’s Maurkice Pouncey had his suspension reduced from three games to two, despite having punched and kicked Garrett in retaliation for the attack on Rudolph. Garrett’s teammate Larry Ogunjobi will serve a one-game ban for pushing Rudolph to the ground in the aftermath of the incident. The suspended trio were all ejected from the game.
The original decision specifies that Garrett is “suspended without pay indefinitely, and must meet with the commissioner’s office prior to a decision on his reinstatement”
Garrett issued a formal apology via the Browns’ Twitter feed the next day in a statement which read: “I made a terrible mistake. 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 team-mates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL.”
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