(Reuters) – Cleveland Browns player Myles Garrett was reinstated to the NFL on Wednesday, three months after the league handed down a record indefinite suspension for attacking an opposing player with his own helmet during a game.
Garrett, who met with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, will be allowed to participate in off-season workouts as a result of the ruling, the Browns said.
The incident occurred during the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in November, when Garrett ripped off opposing quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him over the head with it, amid a multi-player melee.
Garrett was immediately ejected from the game for his actions, which garnered widespread condemnation. The league handed down the indefinite suspension a day later.
The NFL previously rejected an appeal from Garrett in which he said Rudolph had used a racial slur in the incident, an allegation the Pittsburgh quarterback denied.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery, editing by Ed Osmond)