CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Cleveland Brown's DE Myles Garrett will appeal after several reports against his indefinite suspension at the NFL on Wednesday.
The NFL has banned Garrett after a brawl on the field last Thursday.
Garrett beat Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head during the fight with the helmet.
Garrett's appeal is reportedly being heard by two appeals officials, James Thrash and Derrick Brooks.
Both are former NFL players appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Garrett's minimum suspension is for the remainder of the regular season, which is six games if the Browns do not make the postseason.
That would make it one of the longest suspensions for field incidents in NFL history.
Garrett applies for the reduction of the sentence.
He published an apology on Friday afternoon.
"I lost my coolness 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. 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, learning from my mistake and that's what I intend to do. "
According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Garrett's remorse plays a crucial role in ending the suspension.
Goodell spoke after the first incident with Pre-Flight Playbook, but before Garrett had filed the opposition.
"There's no room in the game for that … it's just outside the football game," Goodell said. "It's just not Myles Garrett here," he said, acknowledging that the incident involved several players.
There is no precedent for the incident in the NFL, and Goodell says the suspension was pronounced so quickly] "It was in my view, and I think our footballers, something very fast and very decided had to be handled to make it clear to players that this is unacceptable, "said Goodell.
He also talked about what you are looking for a player who demands a punishment.
"We will make a judgment on whether he has remorse, if he understands why it is unacceptable, if we understand what he will do to make sure it does not happen again." Those are the things that will be very important to us … If they understand and understand that they're making a mistake and say, 'I'm determined to change', you're usually on a good path. [1