NFL upholds Myles Garrett’s suspension, cuts Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey’s to 2 games
One week after the helmet slam heard ‘round the world, the NFL finalized its discipline for the primary Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns involved.
Cleveland defensive lineman Myles Garrett had his suspension for the remainder of this season upheld by appeals officer James Thrash, the league announced Thursday. Garrett, who still must apply to the commissioner’s office for reinstatement in 2020.
Another appeals officer appointed jointly by the NFL and NFLPA, Derrick Brooks, reduced the suspension given to Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey’s penalty was lowered from a three-game ban to two games for the All-Pro center’s punches and kicks directed toward Garrett after Garrett’s acts toward Rudolph.
Pouncey’s fine of $35,096 was upheld.
On Wednesday, the NFL announced it was upholding the one-game suspension given Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi for his shove of Rudolph.
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