Ohio Highway Patrol Cites Browns’ Myles Garrett For Driving At “Unsafe Speeds” Before Crash

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ESPN’s Jake Trotter reports that Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was found to have been traveling at an “unsafe speed for the type of roadway” he was driving on, according to the highway patrol and was issued a citation as a result for allegedly failing to control his vehicle.

Police say that the Browns star was allegedly driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Garrett was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred after leaving team practice. A female passenger was reportedly in the car with Garrett when the crash happened. Garrett sustained non-life threatening injuries such as a sprained shoulder, cuts and bruises, and a strain to his right bicep.

Garrett also reportedly told police that he was experiencing pain in his right hand. The crash occurred around 3:00 p.m eastern time. Highway patrol says that the 26-year-old struck a fire hydrant before flipping several times. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says that Garrett was attempting to avoid hitting an animal while on wet road, and his car flipped several times as a result before ultimately coming to a halt. Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski informed the media that Garrett’s status for week four against the Atlanta Falcons remains questionable. Garrett is the former 1st overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. On top of earning first-team and second-team All-Pro honors in both 2018 & 2020, the pass rusher has also become a two-time Pro Bowler in years 2018 & 2020.

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