Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Myles Garrett reinstated by National Football League after sitting out 6 games

Myles Garrett reinstated by National Football League after sitting out 6 games

Garrett was suspended indefinitely without pay on November 15, a day after he ripped off the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Mason Rudolph and then struck him with it.

The Cleveland Browns got some good news Wednesday when the National Football League decided Myles Garrett had paid the price for his helmet swinging against the Steelers' Mason Rudolph and reinstated the defensive end. In the final few seconds of the game, Garrett hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet.

Days before the teams faced each other in a December rematch, then-Browns coach Freddie Kitchens was seen over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wearing a "Pittsburgh started it" T-shirt. "We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader".

The Browns, which said after the incident that Garrett still enjoyed the team's support, welcomed news of the return of their defensive stalwart.

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield offered his support, tweeting: "welcome back big fella!"

During his hearing to appeal of the suspension, Garrett alleged that Rudolph called him a racial slur. Tennessee's Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games for stomping on a player's helmet-less head in 2006.

As the Browns were wrapping up a rare win over the Steelers, Garrett pulled down Rudolph after a pass attempt and the two wrestled on the ground. He finished with 10 sacks in 10 games.

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