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Myles Garrett indefinite suspension upheld

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet as offensive guard David DeCastro tries to stop Garrett during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL heard appeals from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and announced their decisions. The appeals offer, James Thrash, upheld Garrett’s indefinite suspension and $45,623 fine (per Ian Rapoport). Thrash elected to reduce Pouncey’s suspension from three games to two games while upholding his $35,096 fine.

This news comes following an ESPN report that Myles Garrett told Thrash that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur just prior to the brawl. Multiple teammates of Garrett said this was the first they heard of that. It would appear that Thrash either didn’t believe Garrett or didn’t think it merited decreasing the suspension.

The suspension requires that Garrett meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before any reinstatement can happen. There is no timeline for that at this point. Garrett is suspended indefinitely for at least the length of the remaining 2019 NFL season and playoffs.