The NFL announced it has upheld its decision to suspend Browns DE Myles Garrett through the rest of this season, while electing to reduce Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey‘s suspension from three games to two.
Appeals officers Derrick Brooks and James Thrash, jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFLPA, have reached their decisions on the discipline appeals for Myles Garrett and Maurkice Pouncey. pic.twitter.com/xfLpiHpVBc
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 21, 2019
Both players were suspended for their roles in a brawl between the Browns and Steelers last Thursday. Garrett ripped off Steelers QB Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and hit him in the head with it, while Pouncey jumped Garrett afterward and repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Garrett is eligible to apply for reinstatement this offseason. He was fined $45,623 by the NFL, per Ian Rapoport. The NFL also upheld Pouncey’s fine.
Garrett, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $30.4 million fully guaranteed contract.
Garrett stands to make base salaries of $3.22 million and $4.61 million over the next two years of the agreement. The Browns have a fifth-year option to pick up for the 2021 season.
In 2019, Garrett has appeared in 10 games and recorded 29 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Pouncey, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was entering the final year of his six-year, $45.49 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract this past March.
In 2019, Pouncey has appeared in 10 games for the Steelers, making 10 starts at center.