Report: NFL reviewing Myles Garrett incident for possible multi-game suspension
The Cleveland Browns defensive lineman ignited things with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph late, ripping Rudolph’s helmet off and then hitting him with it.
Rapoport that a multi-game suspension for Garrett is “likely.”
Garrett, as well as fellow Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, were all ejected for their actions in the brouhaha.
Garrett admitted after the game that he “made a mistake.”
This was certainly one of the most bizarre incidents we have ever seen on a football field, but fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.
The Browns came away with a 21-7 win, but the result of the contest is a mere footnote right now based on what happened in the waning seconds of the matchup.
Through 10 games this season, Garrett has logged 29 tackles, 10 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles.
The 23-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M, was originally selected by Cleveland with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He played in just 11 games during his rookie campaign due to injuries, finishing with 31 tackles and seven sacks. Then, last year, Garrett broke out, racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to the Pro Bowl.
The Browns improved to 4-6 with their win over the Steelers, but they likely just lost a key member of their team for an extended period of time.