Myles Garrett used an opponent’s helmet as a weapon to hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. It was the most shocking moment of the 2019 season that got him suspended for the remainder of the year.
He might not have been on the field of play as the Cleveland Browns ultimately missed the postseason, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been putting in the work off the field.
Garrett, who is currently serving an indefinite suspension, appears to have been hitting the weights extra hard. He proved that when he made a loud and clear statement with his latest post with the caption: “Time to get to work.”
TMZ Sports says Garrett is deadlifting what appears to be about 465 pounds with a trap bar, and he did so multiple times.
As far as his career goes, reports indicate that Garrett won’t miss time in 2020.
“The NFL will be open-minded and listen to Garrett during the offseason meeting, and if his behavior is what the league hopes it will be and his answers are accurate, there’s a strong chance he will not miss any playing time in 2020, according to sources,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
Garrett has shown remorse over the incident, but has not backed off the claim that Rudolph said a racial slur towards him.
“I was assured that the hearing was space that afforded the opportunity to speak openly and honestly about the incident that led to my suspension. This was not meant for public dissemination, nor was it a convenient attempt to justify my actions or restore my image in the eyes of those I disappointed.
“I know what I heard. Whether my opponent’s comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted fans.”