Myles Garrett: NFL player appeals for suspension indefinitely, says source
Garrett's appeal will be heard on Wednesday by two appeals officials, James Thrash and Derrick Brooks, who are jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
The NFL suspended Garrett following a brawl on the pitch last Thursday when Garrett Pittsburgh slashed Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him on the head.
CNN has turned to the NFL and the players' union for comment. The latter refused to make a statement.
Garrett's minimal barrier
exposes him for six regular season games and all playoff games this year. The six games alone would make it one of the longest suspensions on the pitch in the history of the NFL. He requests a reduction of the sentence.
Earlier this year, Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the remainder of his season ̵
1; a total of 12 regular season games and the playoffs – after a hit from helmet to helmet. But the NFL made it clear that his previous suspensions and violations of unnecessary roughness rules were a factor for the length of the punishment.
Elsewhere, the longest barrier to injury was held in the play by Albert Haynesworth, who had five games in 2006 after the then Tennessee Titan kicked a player's head. "I made a terrible mistake."
"I lost my temper and what I did was selfish and unacceptable," Garrett says. "I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions.
" I apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and the NFL. I know that I have to be held accountable for what has happened and must learn from my mistake.
An online petition calling for Garrett's reinstatement was signed by more than 60,000 people.
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