(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.
“He is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader,” team General Manager Andrew Berry said in a statement.
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