On Wednesday February 12, 2020, the NFL announced the reinstatement of Defensive End Myles Garrett, two days after Garrett met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
On November 14th of 2019, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with his own helmet, after an altercation during the last few moments of the game. This fight has been argued as one of the worst fights in NFL history with fines totaling $732,422 between members of both teams. This total is the NFL record for one fight in the history of the league. Browns Myles Garrett was suspended for the final six games of the 2019-2020, and later the NFL stated that his suspension was indefinite. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey was suspended for the next two games following the fight.
Cleveland Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said, “We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms.” The Browns ended their season with a record of 6-10 and look to rebound with a better record next year. The Browns General Manager expressed his optimism with having Garret back in the locker room with stating, “We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community.”