Browns' Myles Garrett Says 'Fan' Punched Him in Face

Garrett brushed off the incident on Twitter

Daryl Ruiter
October 16, 2019 - 3:29 pm

Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Myles Garrett’s bye week began with an unwelcome surprise Wednesday.

Cleveland’s 23-year-old Pro Bowl defensive end posted on his official Twitter account that a “fan” punched him in the face after requesting a photo.

Cleveland police are investigating the incident that took place downtown. reported that Garrett wrote down the license plate of the alleged assailant, who sped off after striking the 6-foot-4, 272-pound star in the face, allowing them to track down the suspect, a 24-year old man from Strongsville. Garrett positively identified the suspect for police when shown a photo him.

Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is currently is tied for the league lead with 9.0 sacks this season and he has 29.5 for his career through just 33 games, 31 of them starts.

The Browns enter their bye week 2-4 and in second place in the AFC North.

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