Right now, it’s anyone’s guess as to when we might see Myles Garrett play football for the Cleveland Browns again. Honestly, I’m not sure that anyone watching sports can say they have seen something similar to what happened on Thursday Night Football.
Obviously, we are talking about the assault that happened on-field with a few seconds remaining in the game. For now, Adam Schefter and multiple other national news outlets are reporting that Garrett has been ‘suspended indefinitely’ by the NFL.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 15, 2019
On Friday, Garrett had a new statement for everyone who saw what happened.
“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,” Garrett said in a statement issued Friday. “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.”
Certainly, he’s going to have some time away from the game to be accountable for what happened and learn from his mistake. Without question, the NFL will be suspending him the rest of the year; which is what the term indefinitely means.
Moreover – it could loom longer – which is probably what the league will spend the rest of the year discussing.
We will continue to have more on this story as it goes on longer, and grows in importance. And I almost forgot, as for this making national news outlets:
The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett without pay indefinitely — and at least for the rest of the season — for Thursday night's brawl in which he clubbed an opponent in the head with a helmet, the NFL said Friday. https://t.co/HQk8xbUTBw
— CNN (@CNN) November 15, 2019
This was one of the most liked and re-tweeted news items of the day of all CNN’s posted tweets. People definitely care when it comes to this story.