Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was in New York City today appealing his indefinite suspension from the NFL. Garrett's punishment stems from last Thursday's fracas against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
During a scuffle with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, Garrett removed Rudolph's helmet and swung it at his head. The NFL decided the violent act was worthy of a suspension at least through the end of this season.
Obviously, Garrett is hoping his ban gets reduced. ESPN analyst Domonique Foxworth thinks it should.
Speaking on Get Up! today, Foxworth lobbied for Garrett to play again in 2019. He cited less severe punishments from the NFL for similar transgressions in the past.
"I think that he should play again this year. I may be alone in that, but there's no precedent for a penalty this severe for a guy who has no track record," Foxworth said.
"I think the right thing to do would be to reduce it."
No matter how you feel about the league's disciplining of Garrett, we should get a final answer on the matter soon.
According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the NFL wants to make a decision on Garrett's appeal "soon."