Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his altercation with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph at the tail end of their Thursday Night Football game at First Energy Stadium.
With less than 10 seconds remaining in the game and Cleveland winning 21-7, Garrett ripped off Rudolph's helmet and proceeded to swing it at his head, causing a small melee to ensue. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey tackled and punched Garrett while Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi bumped Rudolph to the ground as three players were ejected from the game and have each been fined by the league.
Pouncey has been suspended for three games, Ogunjobi for one while Garrett will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs for his involvement. Garrett is required to meet with the commissioner's office prior to being reinstated for next season, but may appeal the ruling along with the other players involved.
Both the Browns and Steelers organizations have also been fined $250,000 each by the NFL.
Assuming Garrett's suspension is upheld against his expected appeal, it would be one of the stiffest punishments in NFL history with Cleveland still with six regular season games remaining. He entered Thursday's matchup as the AFC leader in sacks with 10.
At 4-6 with wins in their last two contests, Cleveland will move on without Garrett against the easiest remaining schedule in the NFL, beginning with a home game on Nov 24 against Miami (2-7).