(New York) - Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett visited New York today, for an appeals hearing, to try to get the NFL to reduce his indefinite suspension.
Garrett was banned last week for the rest of the regular season and playoffs for striking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet.
Garrett's case was heard by league-appointed officer James Thrash, a former NFL player, who could either reduce the penalty or set an exact number of games. the session lasted about two hours. A decision is expected within a few days.
Garrett contends that in 2013, Houston's Antonio Smith, was only suspended for two preseason games and one regular-season game for a similar helmet incident directed at then-Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito.
Garrett took off Rudolph's helmet with eight seconds left in last Thursday's game, swung it, hitting the quarterback on the head. Rudolph was not injured but will likely be fined for his role in the disturbance.
Rudolph says he has not been notified of any discipline from the NFL but will accept any penalty he receives.
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