Last season, the Myles Garrett helmet-swinging incident with Mason Rudolph was portrayed in many ways by the media.
It drew many reactions such as Jim Reineking of USA Today describing the incident as a “massive brawl.”
In recent weeks, reports have surfaced that Garrett will meet with the Commissioner of the NFL and is expected to be reinstated.
Garrett’s former head coach Hue Jackson recently spoke on the Pat McAfee show and gave his opinion on Garrett’s road to recovery after the incident.
“Myles will be very contrite about what happened,” said Jackson, admitting he was shocked at what took place. “That’s where it has to start. The act was something we had all never seen before. He does have to go rebuild himself that way. He’s one of the most talented players and people I’ve been around. … Do I think that he can recover from it? Yes, I do.”
“HIs talent is immense. It’s not going to be about his talent, it’s going to be about how he handles the media and what has happened,” Jackson said. “You can’t be bitter about it. You gotta accept it and move on.”
“It’s not going to be about his talent, it’s going to be about how he handles the media and what has happened. You can’t be bitter about it. You gotta accept it and move on” – Former #Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson on Myles Garrett returning next year #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/y0fgDA0qsL
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 5, 2020
Garrett has made a few public appearances since the incident and expressed his remorse for what happened.
However, Garrett still stands by his claim that a racial slur was directed at him that sparked the brawl.
“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.”
— Myles “Flash” Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) November 22, 2019