CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Cleveland Browns DE Miles Garrett will appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
The NFL terminated Gareth after a field brawl last Thursday.
Garrett at Pittsburgh Steelers' club quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet on during a duel.
According to the reports, Gareth's appeal will be examined by two appeals officers ̵
Both are former NFL players nominated by the NFL and the NFL Association of Players.
Gareth's minimum shutdown is for the rest of the regular season, which is six games if the Browns don't make the postseason.
This would make it one of the longest suspensions of on-site accidents in NFL history.
Garrett wants the sentence reduced.
He released an apology on Friday afternoon.
“I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable. I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions ahead. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolf, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and the NFL. I know that I must be responsible for what has happened, learn from my mistake, and fully intend to do so.
According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Gareth's concerns are a key part of ending the shutdown.
Goodell spoke with the Play-Flight Playbook after the initial incident, but before Gareth filed the complaint.
"There's no room for this in the game … it's completely out of the game of football," says Goodell  "It's just not Miles Gareth here," he noted, acknowledging that several players were involved in the incident.
There is no precedent for the incident in the NFL, and Goodell says that's why the suspension was issued so quickly.  "In my opinion, it was, and I think, our footballing people was something that had to be worked on very quickly and very firmly to make it clear to the players that it was not acceptable," Goodell says.
He also talks about what they are looking for from a player who appeals a penalty.
"We will decide whether there are remorse, whether it understands why it is not acceptable, whether we understand what it will do to prevent it from happening again. These are the things that will be very important to us … If they understand it and understand that they are making a mistake and say, "I am committed to change," you are usually on the right track. " Continued scope here.