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Browns coach Freddie Kitchens speaks out on the Myles Garrett incident vs. Steelers

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens will not tolerate Myles Garrett’s actions towards the end of Cleveland’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.

After Garrett ripped the helmet off of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and struck him with it, Kitchens, like Garrett, is embarrassed. He views it as a “totally unacceptable” action — rightfully so.

“Of course that’s not who we want to be at the end of the game. That’s not who Myles wants to be. That’s not who we’re gonna be. You have to be able to maintain your composure in times like that. Under no circumstances do we want anything to do with anything like that. I’m embarrassed. Myles is embarrassed. It’s not good. He understands what he did. He understands it’s totally unacceptable and we have to get through it,” Kitchens said.

Kitchens mentioned that he is unsure of what type of suspension or fines the NFL will give Garrett, stating that he has never seen anything like it as his reason why. Nevertheless, he will assuredly receive a fine from the NFL, potentially spanning the rest of the 2019 season and beyond.

Garrett may see more than a suspension from the NFL. He did strike Rudolph with his own helmet, which can qualify as assault, as Adam Schefter of ESPN alluded to after the incident. In totality, Garrett won’t be seeing an NFL field next and likely for many more Sundays.

Kitchens may not be the head coach in Cleveland much longer, either, considering the team’s publicly criticized sloppiness, mismanagement and controversy since he took over.