Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely Friday for an incident late in Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Garrett removed the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and later swung the helmet and struck Rudolph in the head with it.
The league said Garrett will be suspended at least through the rest of the regular season and the postseason and will need to meet with the commissioner's office regarding reinstatement.
The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey was suspended for three games and the Browns' Larry Ogunjobi was suspended for one game. All the suspensions are without pay and can be appealed.
The Browns and Steelers organizations were fined $250,000 each.
"I made a mistake," Garrett told reporters after the game. "I lost my cool, and I regret it's gonna come back to hurt our team. The guys who jumped into the scrum, I appreciate my team having my back. But it should never have gotten that far. It's on me."
Steelers, Browns organizations each fined $250,000.
Browns' Garrett, Ogunjobi & Steelers' Pouncey suspended. pic.twitter.com/HJ4Qnc4xsY
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Here is a statement from Garrett released by the Browns:
Statement from Myles Garrett: pic.twitter.com/txVA970CmW
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2019
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