Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was facing an uphill climb in appealing the indefinite suspension he received for last week’s incident against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, said suspension was upheld by the league office on Thursday.
Garrett was suspended for an altercation with the Steelers on “Thursday Night Football” Week 11 that saw him take quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and hit the Steelers’ youngster in the head with it.
In initially announcing the suspension, the NFL noted that Garrett would be sidelined for the final six games of the regular season and any playoff games.
Commissioner Roger Goodell and Co. would then look into the matter following the season.
The No. 1 overall pick of the Browns back in 2017, Garrett finishes the season having put up 18 quarterback hits and 10 sacks in as many games. He was a Defensive Player of the Year candidate prior to last week’s incident.