Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns was suspended “indefinitely” — and at least the rest of the season. — by the NFL, for pulling off the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it.
The NFL tweeted: “Garrett is suspended indefinitely, at minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, and he must meet with the Commissioner’s office prior to a decision on his reinstatement.”
The suspension is the longest for any player for a single on-field incident, according to the New York Times.
The Times also reports that two other players were also suspended and the Browns and Steelers were fined $250,000 each.
The incident began with eight seconds remaining in Cleveland’s 21-7 home victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night. After Rudolph completed a pass, Garrett dragged Rudolph to the ground. They began wrestling, and Rudolph grabbed Garrett’s helmet. Two Steelers linemen tried to pull Garrett away from Rudolph, Garrett grabbed Rudolph’s face mask and lifted him to his feet, eventually pulling his helmet free and then struck him with the helmet.