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Myles Garrett suspension upheld; Maurkice Pouncey’s reduced

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Myles Garrett met with the NFL this week to appeal his indefinite suspension, but the Cleveland Browns star did not have any luck. Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, however, had his suspension reduced.

Garrett’s suspension, which will last through at least the remainder of the regular season and playoffs if the Browns make it that far, has been upheld. Pouncey’s had been cut from three games to two.

Garrett will be required to meet with the league at some point before he can be reinstated, but he will not play again in 2019. His unprecedented suspension stems from swinging a helmet at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and clubbing him in the head with it. Garrett reportedly said in his appeal Wednesday that Rudolph set him off by using a racial slur, but players on both sides have said they did not hear it.

Pouncey’s suspension stems from him throwing punches at Garrett and kicking him while he was on the ground after Garrett hit Rudolph in the head with a helmet. Steelers fans have offered to pay Pouncey’s fine since he was defending his quarterback.

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