The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out Miles Garrett on defense in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. announced Saturday morning. He was originally listed as doubtful four days after he was involved in a car accident on Monday afternoon. As a result of the accident, Garrett suffered a sprain in his shoulder and biceps, as well as minor lacerations, bruises and bruises.
Garrett spoke out for the first time since the accident on Friday, describing the incident as a “hellish event” and that he was “grateful to be here.”
Police fined Garrett for speeding and failing to drive his vehicle after reports say Garrett drove his Porsche off the west side of an Ohio roadway on Monday afternoon, crashed into a ditch and a fire hydrant, and flipped the car over before coming to a stop.
He was reported to have been traveling at 65 mph in the 45 mph zone. Garrett said he swerved to avoid hitting the animal and then “re-corrected” the situation on the wet road, causing the car to roll over. He and a female passenger, who reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries, were taken to a local hospital before they were both released on Monday evening.
The Browns confirmed much of this news on Tuesday.
It wasn’t the first time Garrett had been accused of speeding. Over the past four years, Garrett has received five speeding tickets. according to cleveland.com, and eight since 2017. This includes a fine for driving at 120 mph in the 70 mph zone and 99 mph in the 70 mph zone for two days in 2021.
On Friday, Garrett said he should slow down more while driving.
“I have to be smart about driving” – Garrett. added. “Don’t take it for granted. Be grateful that I can still be here.”
Garrett has three sacks, four tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits and a forced fumble in three games this season with the Browns. In 2017, he was selected by the Cleveland as number one from the Texas A&M team.