NFL upholds Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension


The NFL on Thursday upheld Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension, officially ruling him out for the rest of the 2019 season and any potential playoff games.

In a brief statement, the NFL announced that appeals officer James Thrash "upheld all discipline issued" to Garrett. By keeping the suspension indefinite, Garrett must still meet with the NFL commissioner's office before a decision is made on his reinstatement.

Garrett was punished for ripping off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hitting him over the top of the head with it during a late-game skirmish. Players from both sidelines filed onto the field and the game was significantly delayed as officials sorted out the fracas.

Garrett apologized after the game, issued a statement that included an apology to Rudolph on Friday and appealed the suspension in person Wednesday.

Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game for shoving Rudolph to the ground. His appeal was similarly denied, though he had a fine he received for the incident rescinded.

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who punched and kicked Garrett while he was on the ground, had his suspension reduced from three games to two. He won't be available for the Browns-Steelers game in Pittsburgh on Dec. 1.