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Browns star Garrett facing NFL discipline after outburst
CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns defensive star Myles Garrett could be facing an unprecedented suspension from the NFL for his violent outburst in the final seconds of Thursday night’s win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head with it, setting off a brawl. Steelers guard David DeCastro and center Maurkice Pouncey threw punches and kicked Garrett in the head. All three players were ejected.
In 2006, Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games after he stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth’s punishment is the longest for on-field behavior in league history.
Several Steelers hurt in loss to Browns before brawl
CLEVELAND (AP) – Before the ugly brawl at the end of the game, several Steelers took a pounding Thursday night against the Browns.
Pittsburgh wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie Diontae Johnson sustained concussions and running back James Conner re-injured his right shoulder in the 21-7 loss at Cleveland.
Smith-Schuster got drilled from the side by Browns cornerback Greedy Williams after attempting to catch a pass over the middle from Rudolph. Johnson suffered a concussion on a hit that got Browns safety Damarious Randall ejected. Conner re-injured his shoulder.
The 5-4 Steelers also lost cornerback Artie Burns to a knee injury and linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi with a concussion.
AP Source: Carmelo Anthony to return to NBA with Blazers
UNDATED (AP) – Carmelo Anthony is getting another shot in the NBA.
The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday.
Anthony’s deal with Portland was confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced. It was first reported by ESPN.com, which said that Anthony would join the team on its upcoming road trip.
Anthony hasn’t played since a short stint with the Houston Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10 games. But the Blazers hope there is still enough game left in the 35-year-old forward to help them overcome a 4-8 start.
Anthony is a three-time Olympic gold medalist but struggled at the end of his recent stops in Oklahoma City and Houston following 6 1/2 seasons in New York. He continued to work out with NBA players, and his many friends and supporters insisted he was still good enough to play in the league.