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Sports The NFL is sanctioned violence. Myles Garrett still violated its codes.

16:50  15 november  2019
16:50  15 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Steelers' Rudolph calls Garrett's helmet swing 'cowardly'

  Steelers' Rudolph calls Garrett's helmet swing 'cowardly' Steelers' Rudolph calls Garrett's helmet swing 'cowardly'"I thought it was pretty cowardly, pretty bush league," Rudolph told reporters postgame, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor.

The inherent violence of football is what made the calculated violence of Myles Garrett on Thursday night such a shocking affront. The game is built on sanctioned brutality, but within those parameters lies an agreement between players. They may destroy each other, but not on purpose and not outside

Myles Garrett ripped off Mason Ruldoph’s helmet and swung it at him 😳 In the aftermath, Pouncey warned that Garrett could have endangered Rudolph’s life – a suggestion echoed by former There is no precedent for the sanction the usually mild-mannered 23-year-old, who was the number one pick

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Myles Garrett reacts after swinging a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game. (AP Photo/David Richard)© David Richard/AP Myles Garrett reacts after swinging a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game. (AP Photo/David Richard)

On every snap of every NFL game, players risk their careers and well-being. The game by its very nature shreds ligaments and snaps bones and damages brains, sometimes with alacrity and sometimes imperceptibly. Lives change every Sunday because of what the sport does to those who play it. NFL football at its core is human achievement at the cost of human suffering.

The inherent violence of football is what made the calculated violence of Myles Garrett on Thursday night such a shocking affront. The game is built on sanctioned brutality, but within those parameters lies an agreement between players. They may destroy each other, but not on purpose and not outside the mayhem that happens during plays. It is a gladiatorial contract that should make you wince, but it is the understood agreement participants enter with full understanding.

Could Mason Rudolph consider legal action against Myles Garrett?

  Could Mason Rudolph consider legal action against Myles Garrett? Many people believe Garrett should be charged with a crime for his actions, which could easily be considered aggravated assault. That outcome seems unlikely.Not long after Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off and smashed the quarterback in the head with it, Rudolph’s agent Tim Younger released a statement about the incident on Twitter. He seemed to imply that Rudolph could consider taking legal action against Garrett.

Nonetheless, the NFL has seen its fare share of memorable fights throughout its history. By the time his NFL career wrapped up, Hall of Famer Les Richter was known as "Dirty Les." That became apparent, however, during his rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams when the Indianapolis Colts

If the NFL is indeed all about protecting the shield and its players, the league now needs to step up to the plate after the entire Myles Garrett incident Thursday night. With eight seconds remaining in a game his Browns were winning, star defensive end Myles Garrett absolutely lost his mind.

When Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and swung it at him in the dying seconds of Cleveland’s victory, he committed an egregious act that will follow him for the rest of his career and violated the unspoken players’ pact that a sport of such relentless violence relies on. Garrett’s assault should not be excused on any basis, such as Rudolph’s provocations or how a good man momentarily snapped. It should especially not be excused on the premise that it was just more violence heaped onto a violent sport.

Rudolph already had risked himself on every snap Thursday night, taking hits that could have torn his muscles or rattled his brain — he has been knocked unconscious this season. Had Garrett connected with the crown of Rudolph’s head rather than the base of the earhole, he could have maimed or killed him. Garrett put Rudolph at an unnecessarily and enormous risk well beyond those that accompany the sport’s pervasive viciousness. That was the most shocking aspect.

Police not pursuing charges against Browns’ Myles Garrett

  Police not pursuing charges against Browns’ Myles Garrett Cleveland police say they are not investigating Browns player Myles Garrett for striking a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback in the head with a helmet. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (CHAWCH’) said Friday that police hadn’t received a complaint from Mason Rudolph. And a city spokeswoman says the prosecutor can’t comment because Rudolph hasn’t filed a complaint. Rudolph’s agent, Tim Younger, tells media outlets that no legal options “have been removed from the table.” Rudolph called Garrett’s actions “pretty cowardly.” Garrett pulled off Rudolph’s helmet during a melee at the end of Thursday night’s game in Cleveland and used it to strike him on the head.

Cops say Myles will NOT be arrested. After the game Garrett spoke about the incident -- "What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that ," Garrett said Other stars, like ex- NFL linebacker James Harrison, seem to be calling for harsher punishment.

A violent incident marred the end of the NFL game between Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday when Cleveland's defensive end, Myles Garrett , ripped the helmet off Pittsburgh's young quarterback Mason Rudolph and used it to strike Rudolph on the head.

Look at how other NFL players, the people who understand and accept workplace circumstances the rest of us can barely fathom, responded to Garrett’s helmet swing.

“Assault,” said former linebacker James Harrison.

“Insanity,” defensive tackle J.J. Watt said.

“Barbaric,” former quarterback Troy Aikman said.

“Absolutely ridiculous,” quarterback Derek Anderson said.

“He could [have] killed him,” Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed said. “In the 17 years I played in the NFL, never been more disturbed by the end of a game.”

The league will clearly see the severity of Garrett’s attack. He should, and almost certainly will, be suspended for the remainder of the season. The only debate is how much of next season he should miss. The NFL suspended repeat offender Vontaze Burfict a dozen games for a head-to-head hit this year. Garrett has been flagged for typical offenses such as late hits and personal fouls, but he is not in the same universe as Burfict as a recidivist. Still, his punishment could meet or surpass Burfict’s. It would be justified.

Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely for hitting Rudolph with helmet

  Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely for hitting Rudolph with helmet Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely for his actions in Thursday's night melee with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL announced on Friday. Garrett will miss at least the rest of the season, including any potential playoff games, for swinging Mason Rudolph's helmet at the quarterback in the final seconds of the game. The 2017 No. 1 pick will be required to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell "prior to aGarrett will miss at least the rest of the season, including any potential playoff games, for swinging Mason Rudolph's helmet at the quarterback in the final seconds of the game.

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Getty Browns defensive end Myles Garrett . The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers did not end Thursday night on a positive note. With 8 seconds left in the game Myles Garrett ripped off the helmet of Steelers quarterback Myles Garrett and swung it at him, using it as a weapon.

Garrett’s initial response did not help his case for relative reprieve. He said “a win is a win” and that eight seconds do not overshadow the rest of the game. He is, of course, woefully mistaken. Garrett was a famous football player before Thursday night, a former first overall pick known among close observers for his interest in poetry and dinosaurs. Now he is a famous American, a player known for ripping off a quarterback’s helmet and swinging it at him.

There is room for sympathy for Garrett. He will be defined by his actions Thursday night, for losing sight of the line between his sport’s violence and the madness that lies not far beyond. He would not have been a prime candidate to commit one of the most notorious moments in NFL history. Defensive end Chris Long created a charity called Waterboys that builds clear-water wells in areas of need in Africa. When he retired, Long picked an active player to become the face of his efforts. The man he chose was Garrett. He seems like a good man. In the mind of the American public, he became a monster Thursday night.

Report: Garrett accused Rudolph of hurling racial slur during appeal

  Report: Garrett accused Rudolph of hurling racial slur during appeal In his appeal of an indefinite suspension, Myles Garrett accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph of hurling a racial slur at him right before their brawl began on Thursday Night Football, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter. Rudolph told reporters Tuesday he never said anything to Garrett that would have set the Cleveland Browns defensive end off. "Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland," Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said in a statement.

Myles Garrett shocked the football world when he pulled off the helmet of the opposing Steelers’ QB and then tried to hit him with it. That has some people wondering how much Garrett is worth since a suspension seems sure to come and could prove costly. The fight happened with eight seconds left in

Offsetting penalties were called against Garrett , Pouncey and Cleveland defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi along with corresponding disqualifications, but the wild scene “We’ll see how serious the NFL is ,” Pouncey said. READ NEXT: Lengthy Suspension Likely in Store for Myles Garrett After Fight.

Garrett will deserve the punishment coming his way, if not more. The NFL is far from a wholesome pursuit, but it cannot tolerate what Garrett did Thursday night. NFL players sign up to be battered by their peers, but even modern madness has lines. Garrett crossed one, and it will haunt him and the league for a long time.

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Report: NFL optimistic Garrett won't be suspended to start next season .
The NFL is hopeful and optimistic Myles Garrett won't miss any games next season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.Garrett was handed an indefinite suspension for striking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet. Garrett appealed the ban, hoping to get a concrete date in which the suspension would be lifted. Though the appeal was denied, the Browns' defensive star could be back in action for the start of the 2020 campaign.

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