Myles Garrett understands that he made a colossal mistake.
The Browns defensive end, just minutes after assaulting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet during Cleveland’s 21-78 victory over Pittsburgh at FirstEnergy Stadium on Friday, was pensive when speaking with reporters about the incident.
“I made a mistake,” Garrett said to Noah Hiles of WHBC. “I lost my cool. I regret it. It’s going to come back to hurt our team. They guys that jumped in to scrum, I appreciate my team having my back, but it should have never gotten to that point. That’s all on me.”
— Noah Hiles (@Noah_Hiles95) November 15, 2019
Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens called the play embarrassing. Garrett agrees with that assessment.
“That is embarrassing,” he said. “What I did is foolish and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that. It’s out of character. A situation like that, it’s an emotional game. I allowed myself to fall into those emotions.”
Garrett said he has “no clue” if he’ll face a suspension from the league, but said that the Steelers and Browns rematch at Heinz Field in two and a half weeks will have an elevated level of dislike.
“I hurt my whole team with what I did. That may come back to bite us. I don’t know what kind of repercussions I’ll face. I’ve gotta be better.
“There will be a little bit more animosity. A little bit more of an understood. You can call it hatred. However they feel about what happened. It was an accident, but they’re going to feel some type of way.