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Cleveland Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett Charged in Single Car-Crash in Ohio

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was issued a citation for “failure to control his motor vehicle” in the wake of Monday’s single car-crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a release to ESPN.

Garrett also was traveling at an “unsafe speed for the type of roadway” he was on, which contributed to the accident, the highway patrol said. According to the crash report released to ESPN, Garrett was driving 65 mph on a road with a 45 mph speed limit.

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The star pass rusher suffered a left shoulder sprain and a right biceps strain as well as cuts and bruises after his vehicle went off the side of the road and flipped over. Garrett also complained of pain in his right hand while speaking with officers, according to body cam footage provided to ESPN by the highway patrol.

Garrett was at home resting Wednesday but was back at the Browns’ training facility Thursday. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods said Garrett wouldn’t practice Thursday.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has not ruled Garrett out from playing Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Garrett, 26, was released from an Akron, Ohio, hospital Monday night after the crash and has cleared the concussion protocol, according to the team.

According to the highway patrol, Garrett crashed his 2021 Porsche near Wadsworth, Ohio, striking a ditch after leaving the road. His car then hit a fire hydrant before overturning several times. A female passenger who was in the vehicle also was taken to the hospital with what were described as minor injuries.

Highway patrol reiterated that impairment by drugs or alcohol is not suspected and that Garrett and the woman both were wearing seat belts.

SOURCE: ESPN, Jake Trotter

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