NFL upholds Myles Garrett’s suspension

From Fox 8 Cleveland

The league announced on Thursday that all discipline issued to Garrett was upheld upon appeal by James Thrash, the appeals officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Garrett was also fined $45,623, per a source informed of the situation

The NFL originally suspended Garrett for the rest of the season and the playoffs for the incident with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.

An on-field fight broke out during the last 8 seconds of the Thursday night game on Nov. 14. It escalated when Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it.

Garrett’s is the longest suspension for a single on-field incident in league history.

Earlier on Thursday, allegations surfaced that Rudolph used a racial slur prior to the brawl. ESPN reported that Garrett told league officials about the slur during his appeals hearing on Wednesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that the NFL looked into the allegations that Rudolph used a racial epithet and “found no such evidence.”

The NFL also upheld the one-game suspension of Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey’s suspension was reduced from three games to two.