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Fans, teammates, Stipe Miocic take to Twitter to defend Browns DE Myles Garrett

Posted: 5:17 PM, Nov 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-19 13:16:43-05
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CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio native and UFC Heavyweight Champion took to Twitter Friday night to defend his friend, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, after he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL—and he’s not the only one.

Garrett received the indefinite suspension following a brawl at the end of the Browns game against the Steelers Thursday night. Garrett got into a heated scuffle with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the last eight seconds of the game, swinging Rudolph's helmet at him which hit him in the head.

RELATED: Defensive end Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely without pay following brawl

While Rudolph did not receive a suspension, Garrett was suspended indefinitely, Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended for one game and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended for three games. Rudolph is expected to receive a fine for his involvement.

Miocic, feeling like the punishments given out weren’t fair, took to Twitter to defend his friend and call out the league’s decision.

“Mason Rudolph lit the match, started the fire, fanned the flames = Not Suspended. MG took ownership of his actions. The person who started it will get no punishment while the other three will? C’mon,” Miocic tweeted in agreement to entertainer Ice Cube calling for Rudolph's suspension.

Miocic and Garrett developed a friendship before the start of this season, training together and having sparring sessions back in July.

Garrett has received an outpouring of support from friends, fans and teammates since receiving his suspension, including linebacker Mack Wilson and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge.

Countless fans have taken to Twitter using the hashtag #FreeMylesGarrett to show support to the defensive end.

Garrett will appeal his indefinite suspension, looking to have it either reduced and/or defined specifically. The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement does not allow for indefinite suspensions for on-field acts, according to NFL’s Ian Rapoport.

The league is expected to hear Garrett’s appeal early this week, a person familiar with the timeline told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Whatever happens following the appeal, Garrett has the support of many fans, his friends and his team who will look forward to having him back on the field, whenever that may be.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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BROWNS 2019 SEASON RESULTS

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Thu 08/08 · Browns 30, Redskins 10 (1-0)

WEEK 2 · Sat 08/17 · Browns 21, Colts 18 (2-0)

WEEK 3 · Fri 08/23 · Buccaneers 13, Browns 12 (2-1)

WEEK 4 · Thu 08/29 · Browns 20, Lions 16 (3-1)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 09/08 · Titans 43, Browns 13 (0-1)

WEEK 2 · Mon 09/16 · Browns 23, Jets 3 (1-1)

WEEK 3 · Sun 09/22 · Rams 20, Browns 13 (1-2)

WEEK 4 · Sun 09/29 · Browns 40, Ravens 25 (2-2)

WEEK 5 · Mon 10/07 · 49ers 31, Browns 3 (2-3)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

WEEK 7 Bye

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/27 · Patriots 27, Browns 13 (2-5)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/03 · Broncos 24, Browns 19 (2-6)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/10 · Browns 19, Bills 16 (3-6)

WEEK 11 · Thu 11/14 · Browns 21, Steelers 7 (4-6)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/24 · Browns 41, Dolphins 24 (5-6)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/01 · Steelers 20, Browns 13 (5-7)

WEEK 14 · Sun 12/08 · Browns 27, Bengals 19 (6-7)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/15 · Cardinals 38, Browns 24 (6-8)

WEEK 16 · Sun 12/22 · Ravens 31, Browns 15 (6-9)

WEEK 17 · Sun 12/29 · Bengals 33, Browns 23 (6-10)