ESPN’s Adam Schefter Thinks Mason Rudolph Could File Charges Against Myles Garrett

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Appearing on ESPN’s Get Up on Friday morning, NFL insider reporter Adam Schefter suggested that second-year Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph could file criminal charges against Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for his assault during Thursday Night Football.

During the closing moments of the Thursday Night Football game between the Browns and Steelers, a fight broke out that saw Garrett rip the helmet off of Rudolph’s head and swing it at him. While Garrett made contact with Rudolph, the Steelers QB was thankfully unharmed.

However, due to the severity of the attack, Schefter says that Rudolph could press charges because what happened was “assault.”

Schefter isn’t alone in considering Garrett’s actions to be criminal, as ESPN’s Kevin Seifert also called Garrett’s “the closest thing we’ve seen to an on-field crime in the modern era of pro football.”

On Thursday night, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett committed the closest thing we’ve seen to an on-field crime in the modern era of pro football. Only one response will suffice. The NFL must issue the longest suspension for a single on-field act in its history, ending Garrett’s 2019 season with six games remaining on the Browns’ schedule and making clear to the world that what happened at FirstEnergy Stadium is one of the worst moments on the field in its history. (via Kevin Seifert at ESPN)

At this time, while the National Football League has yet to announce the length and severity of Garrett’s suspension, many expect the former #1 overall draft pick to be finished for the remainder of the 2019 season.


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