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NFL indefinitely suspends Browns' Garrett

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The NFL tweeted it is indefinitely suspending Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett after he ripped off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him with it.

Why it matters: Garret's minimum six-game suspension without pay is the second-longest in NFL history. The longest is Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontze Burfict's 12 game suspension this season, the Washington Post reports.

NFL players weigh health against career threats

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The recent medical struggles of three NFL players highlight the delicate balance of athletes' health and their careers.

Driving the news: In October, former New York Jets guard Kelechi Osemele filed an injury grievance against his team for an outstanding shoulder issue. After he refused to practice and underwent unauthorized surgery to address the issue, going against the team's opinion, the Jets released Osemele. He was stuck with fines of up to $579,000 each week, ESPN reports.