Myles Garrett: “I made a terrible mistake”

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The Browns continue to send out the mea cuplas.

The latest volley was a statement from defensive end Myles Garrett, who issued a statement through the team taking responsibility for last night’s helmet-swinging at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph — and the subsequent indefinite suspension.

“Last night, I made a terrible mistake,” Garrett said. “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.”

Garrett will have plenty of time to think about it, as his suspension will last at least the rest of this season “at a minimum.”

35 responses to “Myles Garrett: “I made a terrible mistake”

  1. Ugh… written statements do not do it for me. And for the love of God, please do not stand at the podium and read your prepared statement.

    Give a press conference like TODAY, own it, make no excuses, answer the questions, and accept it. It will be better for you in the long run.

  2. Here comes the spin police and his agents attorneys……
    Dude…plain and simple you should never step foot on a professional football field again at the least, and be lucky your not sitting in a court of law facing assault charges.

  3. If he had just thrown the helmet down there’s a good chance Rudolf would be seeing the same consequences as Garrett. Obviously that didn’t happen and Garret has serious self control and judgement issues. Suspend him for the first 10 games of next season and hope he’s learned his lesson.

  4. Also, I find it strange that Mike Tomlin is not getting more blame for this altercation, considering he put his QB in a hopeless situation when they could have just ran the clock down.

  5. I made a terrible mistake that cost me over a million dollars. I’d really like to have that money back.

    fixed his statement

  6. Miles should not have swung the helmet at all. Too much risk and he knows it. So his season over. And basically Browns season over.

    But — Lots of blame to go around.

    Pittsburgh still trying to score with no time outs under a minute so asking for a blitz (never say die, right?)

    Browns could have gone full on prevent with defenders ready to tackle in bounds (yet, with our luck, Pittsburgh manages to score twice and coaching staff out – so blitz).

    Rudolph got that last pass out just in time to avoid the sack. Miles wouldn’t have known and didn’t land on top of him. Just twisted him down.

    So why was Rudolph so triggered and trying to rip the helmet off? Wasn’t that bush league??

    So it was a total cluster elf and yet…

    Rivalry renewed.

  7. Todays outrage. Two knuckle draggers get into a fight during a football game, the one that started it ends up getting whacked in the head with his own helmet. Outrageous or hilarious? I laughed…hard. Pouncey- NFL TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR!

  8. Garrett seems to be a great guy with a lot of self awareness. He lost his cool in the middle of an intense competition. He certainly deserves to be suspended, but let’s not act like any of us have not had a lapse in judgment during a fit of rage.

  9. oscarxray says:
    The Browns died in 1995,were dragged up a hill and buried,and in 1999 came back from the Pet Sematary.

    And we all know that when you come back from the Pet Sematary you’re a little . . . different. Not quite right, as it were.

  10. He’s been committing penalties all season with no remorse. He obviously has a bad & the wrong attitude. Hopefully, he will learn his lesson. His coaches enabled this poor behavior.

  11. “assult with a deadly weapon, throw him out of the NFL permanently…”


    regardless how we all think about the event, the helmet is NOT a deadly weapon.

  12. Garrett should get a one year suspension–not just the remainder of this season. That kind of behavior is unacceptable and the NFL has to make that clear.

  13. jacksonvillefoodsafety says:
    November 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Throw him out but let Burflict and Suh still play? Unbelievable! What he did was unacceptable, but ban him? Come on

    Burfict got suspended for 12 games for a helmet to helmet against the Colts.

  14. “Ugh… written statements do not do it for me. And for the love of God, please do not stand at the podium and read your prepared statement.”

    This is exactly the situation where a person should use a written statement. Garrett is in a major crisis, he should convey his thoughts in the most precise way possible.

    In his statement he unconditionally accepts responsibility and unabashedly apologizes for his actions. How could a verbal, extemporaneous statement possibly go any further?

  15. bystanderhere says:
    November 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    “assult with a deadly weapon, throw him out of the NFL permanently…”


    regardless how we all think about the event, the helmet is NOT a deadly weapon.
    If Mr Garrett took a few swings at your unprotected head with a helmet you would probably rethink that comment

  16. Myles… better for you to just shut up and disappear until next season. This morning most NFL fans are feeling a good amount of anger and astonishment after you could have ended Rudolph’s career last night. You do know Rudolph has had multiple concussions and his career was on the line after the last one? The best thing you could do you for yourself is humble yourself and lay low until everything calms down. Consequences suck man.

  17. To you people comparing this to Burfict (who should be banned forever)and Suh are missing the point this guy brandished a weapon once he took that helmet and hit a person with it.

  18. I’m fine with the 3 games for Pouncey. But if he gets 3, Garrett gets at least a season.

  19. No way Garrett should get a whole season. What he did is wrong but the rest of this season is more then fair. This incident has happened before and the player got 4 games. Is this society becoming so damn soft that we cry to ban a person, with no track record of suspensions, for one incident?

  20. He covered all the bases in his apology. Hopefully, it was sincere and he truly did learn a lesson.

  21. “He covered all the bases in his apology. Hopefully, it was sincere and he truly did learn a lesson.”

    You have to appreciate this level of naivete.

  22. My god! Calm down with the “ban him from football” you bunch of Nancies. It was wrong, yes, but he’ll serve his suspension and it will be over. You kids overreact to everything. Drama queens.

  23. If Myles did this in high school, his high school career would be over. There is plenty of talent that enters and exits the NFL. Garrett should be shown through the exit. If you disagree your related to him by blood or are a Brown’s fan.

  24. He punched someone in game 1 this season. Said “That isn’t me, I am better than that”. He isn’t, and he’s proven that. All the talent in the world and it ends like this. The NFL needs to end his participation permanently.

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