Baker Mayfield calls Myles Garrett’s helmet bash ‘inexcusable’ in postgame interview
Baker Mayfield knows there is a line when it comes to competition and that his teammate crossed it.
Mayfield was interviewed by FOX’s Erin Andrews after the Cleveland Browns’ big 21-7 win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. He was asked first about Myles Garrett violently hitting Mason Rudolph with a helmet at the end of the game and did not mince words.
“I didn’t see why it started, but it’s inexcusable. I don’t care — rivalry or not — we can’t do that,” Mayfield said. “That’s kind of the history of what’s been going on here lately — hurting yourself. That’s endangering the other team. That’s inexcusable; he knows that. I hope he does now. That’s tough.”
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Mayfield was on the mark. He said they knew a suspension was coming and that’s bad because it hurts the team at a time when they’ve won two in a row to improve to 4-6.
Garrett completely crossed a line — that was straight up assault. He deserves a lengthy suspension. The league will be evaluating the video to hand out discipline for the event.