Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated from his indefinite suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
#Browns DL Myles Garrett has been reinstated following his suspension that took him off the field for the end of the 2019 season, source says. He met with the league office on Monday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 12, 2020
Garrett had met with Roger Goodell and other people from the league office on Monday to talk about reinstatement and most believed this would be the next step.
Garrett had been suspended indefinitely after swinging Mason Rudolph’s helmet late in the 2019 season. After the incident, there were some who called for him to be kicked out of the league.
Since the incident, Garrett has done everything right, and he has to know he is on a short leash if another one of those incidents happened. A day after the incident, Garrett apologized for his actions and said he would learn from his mistake:
“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,” Garrett said in a statement the day after via Cleveland.com. “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.”
Garrett is one of the best defensive players in football, so this is great news for the Browns who need all the help they can get to finally get the monkey off their back and make it to the playoffs.