The NFL discontinued Gareth after a scuffle last Thursday when he saw Gareth tear off the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mats Rudolph helmet and hit him on the head with it. for comment. The latter refused to make a statement.
Gareth's Minimum Suspension
releases him for six regular season games and any playoff games this year. Six games alone would make it one of the longest stoppages of incidents in NFL history. He wants the penalty reduced.
Earlier this year, Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the rest of his season ̵
1; to the tune of 12 regular seasons and the playoffs – after a helmet-to-helmet hit. per player on September 29th. But the NFL has made it clear that its previous suspension and breach of unnecessary rudeness rules play a factor in the length of the sentence.
Otherwise, the longest stoppage for foul play was held by Albert Hainsworth, who stopped five games in 2006 after the then-Tennessee Titan hit the player's head.
Garrett showed remorse in a statement on Friday, saying: "I made a terrible mistake.
"I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable," states Gareth's statement. "I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward.
" I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and our NFL, I know I have to be responsible for what happened, learn from my mistake and fully intend to do it. "
An online petition calling for Gareth's reinstatement has been signed by more than 60,000 people.