Myles Garrett Apologizes for Hitting Mason Rudolph With Helmet

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has issued a statement apologizing to Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph for hitting him in the head with his helmet during the teams’ Thursday night game. 

“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,” Garrett said. “I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so. 

Garrett and Rudolph tussled when Garrett took the quarterback to the ground in the closing seconds of Cleveland’s 21–7 win. Garrett proceeded to rip Rudolph’s helmet off his head and swing it at him, striking him on the top of the head. 

Garrett was ejected from the game and the league announced Friday morning that he would be suspended indefinitely, and through the end of this season. The NFL is also reportedly evaluating Rudolph’s role in the incident to determine whether he should be fined.