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Garrett Releases Statement Following Announcement of Suspension, Apologizes to Steelers QB Rudolph

The actions by the NFL to suspend Browns defensive end Myles Garrett came quickly on Friday, as the league announced he would be sitting without pay and won’t play for the rest of this season.

The end came back with a written statement released by the team in which Garrett apologizes for his actions as well as says ‘sorry’ to Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, who he swung a helmet at during the Browns 21-7 win.

Here’s the statement from Garrett:

“Last night, I made a terrible mistake. I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know I have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so.”

Browns defensive linemen Larry Ogunjobi has also been suspended one game and fined for the incident, and Steelers center Markuice Pouncey was suspended for three games for his role in the fight.

Browns DL Garrett Suspended Indefinitely Without Pay, DE Ogunjobi to Sit One Game for Fight in Steelers Game

It’s no shock that the fines and suspensions for Thursday’s wild fight at the end of the game between the Browns and Steelers would be harsh, and as expected Myles Garrett got the brunt of the suspension and fines by the league today.

The Browns defensive end was hit hard by the NFL, as he will sit the rest of the season without pay for going after Steelers QB Mason Rudolph with his own helmet with eight seconds left in the Browns 21-7 win over the Steelers.

Garrett likely will appeal the suspension, and today Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam put out a statement about the Thursday melee.

“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game. There is no place for that in football and that is not reflective of the core values we strive for as an organization. We sincerely apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“Myles Garrett has been a good teammate and member of our organization and community for the last three years but his actions last night were completely unacceptable. We understand the consequences from the league for his actions.”

While Garrett was hit with the biggest fine and suspension, another player that will have to sit for a game is Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi, who was hit with a one-game suspension and likely will appeal.

One Steelers player has been hit with a suspension to this point, that being center Maurkice Pouncey who threw punches and kicks at Garrett after he was tackled by guard David DeCastro.

The teams also were both hit hard with a fine, as each team was hit with a fine of $250,000.

The Browns and Steelers will meet on December 1st at Heinz Field at 4:25pm.

NFL Week 11 Inactives – Steelers at Browns

Here’s tonight’s inactives for the Steelers and Browns at First Energy Stadium:

Steelers

No. 5 QB Paxton Lynch
No. 24 RB Benny Snell Jr.
No. 31 CB Justin Layne
No. 56 LB Anthony Chickillo
No. 76 OL Chukwuma Okorafor
No. 81 TE Zach Gentry
No. 95 DE L.T. Walton

Browns

WR Taywan Taylor
S Eric Murray
CB Robert Jackson
DE Olivier Vernon
T Kendall Lamm
G Drew Forbes
DE Bryan Cox

Browns Release Wide Receiver Antonio Callaway

In a somewhat shocking move just hours before they face off in a primetime game with the Steelers, the Browns have waive second-year wide receiver Antonio Callaway according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.

This was probably always how it was going to end for Callaway in Cleveland, or any NFL city for that matter. Physically a first-round talent, Callaway missed his final season at Florida due to several off-the-field incidents and fell to the fourth round in 2018 because of a litany of off-the-field concerns. He then proceeded to earn a four-game substance-abuse ban to begin 2019. When he was on the field, Callaway flashed serious big-play ability but committed more mistakes. A recent final straw was Callaway showing up late to a meeting last week, which earned him a Week 10 healthy scratch.

Callaway posted 51 catches for 675 yards and five touchdowns in his time with the Browns.

Still only 22 years old, Callaway will probably get a second NFL chance, but his NFL future is dim. His off-the-field issues coupled with his gaffe-prone play will have him on the edge of whatever 53-man roster he ends up on.

Video: NFL Week 11 Preview – Browns Look to Stop the Steelers

The Browns and Steelers kickoff week 11 in the NFL. Here’s a few videos previewing the affair at First Energy Stadium.

Tuesday Steelers vs Browns Injury Report for Thursday’s Game

The Browns and Steelers are about 48 hours from battle at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, and today while the teams had the day off, there was an injury report released from both sides.

Here’s what that report looked like:

Video: Browns Break Losing Streak; Win First Home Game Over Bills 19-16

The Browns finally won a home game Sunday, as they defeated the Buffalo Bills 19-16 to move to 3-6 on the season.

Here’s the highlights:

NFL Week 10 Inactives: Bills vs Browns

Here’s today’s inactives for the Bills at Browns at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Bills:

OT Ryan Bates
OG Ike Boettger
S Dean Marlowe
TE Tommy Sweeney
DT Vincent Taylor
WR Duke Williams
RB T.J. Yeldon

Browns:

WR Antonio Callaway
CB Robert Jackson
OT Kendall Lamm
S Eric Murray
TE Ricky Seals-Jones
WR Taywan Taylor
DE Olivier Vernon