(CLEVELAND, OH (AP) Myles Garrett swung a helmet. The NFL will soon swing back. The Browns star could be facing an unprecedented league suspension for his violent outburst Thursday night, when he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head during the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win.
Garrett’s startling actions on national TV will come with a price. It’s possible the league could come down hard on the former No. 1 overall pick, who made strides in cleaning up his game after picking up personal fouls earlier this season.
Following the game, Garrett was contrite, but the damage was already done.
”What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that,” Garrett said softly. ”It’s out of character.”
It’s now out of his hands, and it’s possible the league could end Garrett’s season by docking him the final six games.
In 2006, Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games after he stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth’s punishment is the longest for on-field behavior in league history.
The NFL could act swiftly to punish Garrett, whose actions brought reaction from players across the league.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted ”Bro I can’t believe that just happened” on Twitter following the game and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt wrote: ”That. Is. Insanity. Wow.”
After pulling Rudolph down with eight seconds to go following a short pass, Garrett wrestled with Pittsburgh’s QB on the ground with both players grabbing each other’s heads. When they got to their feet, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and swung wildly, hitting the second-year player on top of the head.
Coach Pierce brought in his young boys, Young, Collins, Bembry and Parker with vet Vince Carter to regroup. Carter’s first basket would pull Atlanta within 3, 90-87 and after an offensive charge by Orlando, there was a chance to make a move. Trae Young pulls up from the belt-line draining a 3 and tying it all up 90-90.
Post game, Vince said he was watching it come down and thought if it hits the back of the rim it’ll bounce back out to him. But luck was on their side this time, after being on the other side of Victory several other times, and the Hawks will take it how it comes.
(Miami, FL-AP) – Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is opening up about the shooting that temporarily left him in a coma.
“Big Papi” sat down with Univision and became teary-eyed when he reflected on the June shooting in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz says he couldn’t believe some were criticizing him as he fought for his life.
He was shot in the leg, but the bullet passed through his lower back, piercing intestines and lower organs. Ortiz said when the bullet first hit him, he felt a sting and thought he was having a nightmare. He says he was overwhelmed with the feeling to survive.
Police say Ortiz was not the intended target. Ortiz dismissed rumors that he was involved with shady people and deserved the attack.