Myles Garrett’s ban will stand.
The Cleveland Browns defensive end’s indefinite suspension, set to last at least through the end of the regular season and playoffs, was not reduced on appeal after a hearing Wednesday with appeals officer James Thrash, the NFL announced on Thursday.
Garrett was punished for removing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and swinging it at him with eight seconds remaining in Cleveland’s 21-7 win last Thursday.
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was initially suspended three games for kicking and punching Garrett, and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game for shoving Rudolph to the ground. Pouncey’s suspension was reduced to two games on appeal, leaving him out for the Steelers’ rematch with the Browns on Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh.