Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett’s status for Week 4 is still uncertain following his single-car accident after the team’s practice last Monday.
The team released an update, saying that the three-time All-Pro suffered a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, minor lacerations, bumps, and bruises.
It’s a bit of good news, though, that he did not suffer from any fracture and has also cleared concussion protocols.
Multiple news outfits reported that Garrett avoided an animal before going off-road, and his car flipped multiple times.
However, this accident brought to life his speeding record.
WKYC revealed court records showing that Garrett had been stopped multiple times for exceeding the speed limit before the accident happened.
Two of those incidents happened within a 24-hour period in September 2021, wherein he went at 120 and 105 miles per hour.
Garrett was fined a total of $554 for those two violations.
These instances of speeding change the narrative of his recent accident.
While it’s hard to rule out that he might have avoided something on the road, this fan believes he went beyond the limit.
Myles Garrett was in a 911 that hit nothing, but flipped over 7 times….. of course he was speeding
— Reincarnated Filth (@BraysPain) September 29, 2022
Likewise, Garrett should be held more accountable for his actions, and he deserves the criticism he is getting.
If Myles Garrett did indeed get cited twice for speeding over 100 mph, he deserves the criticism he’s getting. Don’t blame the reporters reporting it. It’s reckless and dangerous driving #Browns
— CleWest (@erjmanlasvegas) September 29, 2022
The Details Do Not Match
Avoiding a foreign object at legal speed does not result in a vehicle flipping multiple times.
That’s why this fan cannot believe that Garrett is going only 65 miles per hour when the accident happened.
The police saying Myles Garrett was only doing 65MPH in a 45MPH are probably doing him a significant favor given his speeding history.
I'm not sure how it's possible to flip a Porsche multiple times going 65MPH
— Devin Knotts (@devinknottsfbg) September 29, 2022
But while the truth about the incident is still under scrutiny, some fans deflected some criticism on Garrett by pointing out other people’s transgressions.
If you’re going to say a single negative thing about Myles Garrett speeding.
A. You better always go the exact speed limit, and drive like a saint.
B. Block me so I don’t have to be subject to your stupidity.
— Molly Rose (@Molly_RoseCLE) September 29, 2022
While the incident is still under investigation, this fan blurted out all the criticism about Garrett.
6 speeding tickets, an indefinite suspension, an almost guaranteed offsides penalty per game and called out the fans after the defense melted down against the Jets.
Myles Garrett does deserve *some* criticism.
Not to the level the circus criticizes some players. But still.
— Mike (@MikeAmmo) September 29, 2022
Given his history of overspeeding, Garrett going beyond the limit cannot be ruled out.