Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL. Garrett was facing an indefinite suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet during an onfield brawl between the Browns and Steelers on the November 14th edition of Monday Night Football.
"We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms."
Statement from Andrew Berry on Myles Garrett's reinstatement: pic.twitter.com/tWtLdGpup1
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 12, 2020
— Myles "Flash" Garrett ?? (@MylesLGarrett) February 12, 2020
Myles Garrett's reinstatement is effective immediately. But for now he has other plans. Garrett is captain of the NFL's Waterboys program, which works to bring clean water to communities in need in East Africa. He is is set to depart on a humanitarian trip next week to Tanzania.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2020
Garrett, the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, filed an unsuccessful appeal to have his suspension reduced or lifted shortly after the incident occurred, but will now be eligible to return next season.
Myles Garrett has already been named to a Pro Bowl and an All-Pro second team since entering the league in 2017, but will now be under more scrutiny than ever following the publicity that has surrounded him following November’s brawl.