Browns’ Myles Garrett Reinstated By NFL

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL, as first reported by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com (on Twitter). Garrett was suspended indefinitely for his role in last year’s brawl against the Steelers, but he has the green light to return after meeting with league brass this week. 

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We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms,” said Browns GM Andrew Berry in a team press release. “We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader. We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community.”

Garrett, the former No. 1 overall pick in the draft, made headlines for all the wrong reasons in November after he swung at Mason Rudolph‘s unprotected head with the quarterback’s own helmet. In the days that followed, Garrett’s camp alleged that the fracas was prompted by Rudolph’s use of a racial slur. The Steelers QB, through his attorney, vehemently denied those charges.

All along, it has been expected that Garrett would be permitted to play this season. Going off of the league’s recent disciplinary history, there will likely be some conditions for Garrett to satisfy even as he’s welcomed back to the field. During his ban, the NFL ordered Garrett to undergo counseling, among other things.

Before the ugliness, Garrett had a reputation as one of the league’s consummate professionals. His lack of a rap sheet, and humanitarian work, probably helped to facilitate his return. Next week, he’ll fly to Tanzania to bring clean water to locals in need.

Garrett, set to enter his fourth season as a pro, registered ten sacks in just ten games last season. Had he played a full season, he likely would have shattered his previous watermark of 13.5 sacks from the 2018 campaign. Despite the time he missed between his first-year injuries and last year’s suspension, Garrett’s 30.5 lifetime sacks are the most ever tallied by a Browns player during the first three years of their career.

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    • What, in your mind, did Rudolph do to get suspended? Garrett swung a helmet with full force at someone’s bare head and could have severely injured him or endes his career.

      • bledrules

        Rudolph started the whole thing,he tried taking Garretts helmet off then he still went went after Garrett after he had his own helmet taken off

  1. Vin Scully

    You know the NFL is deluged with thugs when a story about a player wax-poetic about his lack of arrests. LMAO

    • seattlesuperfan

      You know people are racist when just because Is black they’re seen as thugs. Mason should have been suspended as well. He tried taking Myles helmet off first and failed then got mad when he did it just as stupid as the comment I’m replying to

      • dmarcus15

        Richie incognito is white and he is a thug by all meaning of the word and should have never been able to play a down in the NFL. the problem is thug has become a word that the rap community has taken to describe someone that has criminal tendencies so everyone has started using it.

    • keyser_soze

      You must’ve walked in on your mom being deluged with THUGS. Is that why you’re bitter?? Probably

  2. goldenmisfit

    The fact that Garrett is not being suspended for any games in the Twenty20 season should be all the evidence we need that he was telling the truth when he accused Mason Rudolph of calling him the “N“ word. It is now plainly obvious the NFL just wanted to sweep that under the rug. I have said for quite a while they try and save for the Pittsburgh Steelers and this just kind of proved it.

    • louwhitakerisahofer

      Perhaps it’s possible that Garrett followed Goodell’s rules and did everything that was expected of him to be welcomed back into the league, not that unconfirmed racial rhetoric was involved.

    • forwhomjoshbelltolls

      The fact that you haven’t been arrested should be all the evidence we need that you have bodies in your freezer.

      Quality logic.

      A total lack of any punishment is obvious confirmation of guilt.

    • Toksoon

      Dumbest thing I’ve read on hear, maybe he was reinstated because he had no prior discipline issues and all the charity work plus the loss of 6 games pay

    • DarkSide830

      no, its proof that the commissioner believes that Garrett has accepted the gravity of what he did and nothing more. i dont think he’d be convinced of the slur allegation now.

    • That makes no sense. Garrett got reinstated because he did what was asked of him. He missed almost half a season. What he did was severe, no question. But he served his suspension.

    • Stillers12
      Stillers12

      This may be the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard, and I’ve been on twitter.

    • sigdawg25

      not one Browns player or Steelers player came forward and said they heard a racial slur. don’t you think if a black player from either team heard that they would say something? it also was not apparently picked up by one of the many field microphones.

  3. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Oh good. Maybe he can throw around some more false racial accusations.

    He didn’t bother to apologize for that ridiculous incendiary lie he told, so I can’t wait to cheer when this clown tears an ACL or worse. Some people are just bad people – he is one.

    • You’re talking about cheering someone getting hurt and in the same breath deriding someone else as a bad person. Astounding lack of self-awareness.

    • Myles Garrett is not a bad guy, outside this incident and maybe a couple late hits over the course of 3.5 years, has shown very little aggression. You on the other hand, hoping for a serious injury or worse, can use some work.

    • keyser_soze

      The nastiness/classlessness of Steelers fans always on display by the same 3-4 frequent visitors. I’m sure the people that cheered for Mr Sexual assaulter to get hurt, got their wish

  4. Ed "The Mythical One"

    His first counseling meeting.

    “Hitting another man with a helmet is bad…..m’kay.”

  5. Ed "The Mythical One"

    I wasn’t on the field and I didn’t hear what transpired. There were plenty of players in the area to hear something if it was said. Nobody has come to his defense and nobody other than Rudolph and his lawyer are saying he didn’t say something. All open for interpretation.

    If Rudolph did say something like that then he is a horrible person, if it can be proven he should be fined and suspended. It still doesn’t equate to bashing somebody over the head with a helmet.

    At the same token if you are not okay with Rudolph uttering a word like that with racial overtones, then you should not be okay when a black player tackles or sacks a white player and gives the black power salute. That’s just as racially charged.

    • Steven Juris

      But it’s perfectly okay for a white QB to try and rip a black persons head off as long as he’s incapable of even removing a helmet and he plays on a team that employed LBs who only hit players hard after the whistle.

  6. kevin

    bunch of bs . guy should be suspended for the next season . the nfl is a damn circus and players get away with everything

    • Toksoon

      Isn’t playing on the browns punishment enough ? How good is baker goi g to be this year now that it’s out that he’s been getting hummers e everywhere he can from women that aren’t his wife ? If you thought his year last year was bad just think how it’s going to be this year with all the distractions

  7. crosseyedlemon

    I feel pretty confident that the Browns will find other ways to trigger the drama meter.

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