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NFL Reinstates Browns DE Myles Garrett

Mason Rudolph

Two days after meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL has reinstated Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett.

Garrett was suspended on November 15th for his actions in the final seconds in the Browns/Steelers game. After sacking Mason Rudolph on the next-to-last play, Garrett removed Rudolph’s helmet then hit him over the head with it.

The ensuing fight led to three suspensions: Garrett for the season (missing the final six games), DL Larry Ogunjobi for one game, and center Maurkice Pouncey for three games, later reduced to two on appeal.

One other interesting nugget from that night. According to Ian Rapoport, Mason Rudolph’s $50K appeal still hasn’t been heard.

Garrett would later apologize for his actions but given his baseless insistence of Rudolph using a racial slur that prompted the fight, the apology always felt hollow.

From a football perspective, the Browns officially get back their best player on defense. Before the fight and suspension, he was known for being one of football’s rising stars. In just ten games last season, he racked up 10 sacks and had dominated that first Steelers’ meeting. In just three years, Garrett’s already recorded 30.5 sacks.

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