Browns’ Garrett not yet set on appeal hearing for suspension

Mon Nov 18 10:27am ET
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


CLEVELAND (AP) The NFL says Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has not yet scheduled the appeal hearing for his indefinite suspension.

Garrett was suspended for at least the last six regular-season games and playoffs Friday for ripping off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and striking him on the head with it. Garrett is appealing the ban, the longest in league history for a single on-field infraction.

The league says Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi will have his one-game suspension for shoving Rudolph heard Monday.

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey's appeal of his three-game suspension for fighting will be heard Tuesday in New York. Pouncey's threw several punches and kicked Garrett after he clobbered Rudolph.

The league is also expected this week to announce fines for players who left the sidelines during the melee.

The Browns and Steelers play again in Pittsburgh on Dec. 1.

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D.K. Metcalf Sep 21 1:40pm ET

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Freddie Swain Sep 21 1:40pm ET

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Jason Myers Sep 21 1:40pm ET

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Russell Wilson Sep 21 1:30pm ET

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