Cleveland Browns DE, and former Martin High School graduate, has been reinstated by the NFL. Garrett had been suspended since striking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with the quarterbacks helmet after a skirmish with the player.
The news broke today, of Garrett being reinstated after almost a three-month suspension, after a meeting with the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell in his office on Monday.
The incident happened almost three months to the day, November 14th, during a Week 12 blowout of their rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the time, the game was essentially over, with the Browns up 21-7 and the game in the final minutes, before Garrett sacked Rudolph. Rudolph took exception to Garrett going low on the hit and then started wrestling around with the Browns pass rusher before a scuffle broke out between the two, and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey. That’s when Garrett took off Rudolph’s helmet and swung it at the quarterback’s head striking him with it.
Garrett begins his road back to the field as he now focuses on getting ready for the start of the 2020 season after a troubling 2019 campaign.