Myles Garrett to appeal National Football League suspension after helmet attack

VIDEO: Fight Starts After Myles Garrett Hits Mason Rudolph With His Own Helmet!

In addition to Garrett's suspension, Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey will be out three games for punching and kicking Garrett, and Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi will miss one game for pushing Rudolph to the ground following Garrett's helmet swing. They have shown a willingness to be open- and fair-minded, reducing past suspensions if warranted.

Cleveland's Myles Garrett reportedly will argue that the CBA doesn't allow for indefinite suspensions for on-field incidents.

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has appealed his indefinite suspension by the NFL.

That probably will not be a huge obstacle for the NFL, as the league could just respond by placing a finite number of games on the ban. The Steelers will play against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

On Sunday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Rudolph will be fined, and that the collective bargaining agreement's fine schedule says the first-time penalty for fighting is $35,096. Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off and clubbed him in the head with it in the final seconds of Cleveland's victory Thursday night.

While many fans wanted to see the Pittsburgh backup quarterback sit out several games, that won't happen. Rudolph grabbed Garrett's facemask and unsuccessfully tried to pry off his helmet.

On the other hand, allowing Garrett to explain himself and publicly apologize on national television for his action may have done much to salvage how people see him going forward - humanizing him after that bad act of violence.

When Rudolph turned away to protest to officials, Ogunjobi shoved him from behind, sending him sprawling.



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