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NFL Gives Longest Suspension Ever for On-Field Attack

Browns' Myles Garrett is out for season after hitting Steeler Mason Rudolph with Rudolph's helmet
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2019 12:49 PM CST
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, left, gets ready to hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, second from left, with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game on Thursday in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

(Newser) – It seemed obvious that the Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett would receive some kind of suspension after ripping the helmet off of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it during Thursday night's game in Cleveland. Now we know for how long: at least through the end of this season, including the playoffs if the Browns qualify; the defensive end also won't be able to play in the 2020 season until he gets an OK by the commissioner's office. ESPN notes it's the longest suspension for a lone on-field incident ever issued by the league, which said in a statement that Garrett had "violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent, and using the helmet as a weapon." More on the aftermath from around the internet:

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