Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens threw his assist for defensive finish Myles Garrett within the wake of an indefinite suspension he obtained for his position in a brawl final week towards the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kitchens addressed the fight–where Garrett swung a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph–for the primary time since Cleveland beat Pittsburgh on Thursday. Kitchens made clear that he wasn’t defending Garrett’s actions.
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“Myles Garrett’s a superb individual,” Kitchens mentioned Monday, in response to ESPN. “We’re not going to pile on Myles. He had a foul lapse in judgment and that is it. I am nonetheless a Myles fan and I’ll assist him. Our group goes to assist him, his teammates, teaching employees will assist him.”
Kitchens added: “There is not any excuse for that to occur on a soccer discipline. I do know that. Myles is aware of that. All of the gamers within the locker room know that. That is it. There is not any excuse. However, in saying that, we will assist Myles Garrett going ahead in any means that he wants assist.”
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Garrett obtained an indefinite suspension and an undisclosed positive. Nonetheless, he’s set to enchantment his suspension Wednesday in individual. He’s set to satisfy with league officer James Thrash.
Browns defensive deal with Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers heart Maurkice Pouncey have been additionally suspended and fined. Every workforce obtained a $250,000 positive individually.
Garrett apologized for his actions on Friday.
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“Final evening, I made a horrible mistake. I misplaced my cool and what I did was egocentric and unacceptable,” Garrett mentioned. “I do know that we’re all answerable for our actions and I can solely show my true character by way of my actions transferring ahead. I need to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our total group, our followers and to the NFL. I do know should be accountable for what occurred, be taught from my mistake and I totally intend to take action.”