Ohio State Highway Patrol issues citation to Myles Garrett, says Cleveland Browns star drove at ‘dangerous speed’ before crash

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett received a citation for “failing to control his motor vehicle” following Monday’s car crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement. at ESPN.

Garrett was also traveling at a “dangerous speed for the type of road” he was on, which contributed to the accident, the highway patrol said. According to the accident report released to ESPN, Garrett was traveling at 65 mph on a road with a 45 mph speed limit.

The star pass rusher suffered a sprained left shoulder and strained right bicep as well as cuts and bruises after his vehicle left the side of the road and overturned. Garrett also complained of pain in his right hand while speaking with officers, according to body camera footage provided to ESPN by Highway Patrol.

Garrett was home resting Wednesday, but was back at the Browns practice facility Thursday. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods said Garrett won’t practice Thursday.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski hasn’t ruled out Garrett playing against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Garrett, 26, was released from a hospital in Akron, Ohio on Monday night after the accident and cleared concussion protocol, according to the team.

According to Highway Patrol, Garrett crashed his 2021 Porsche near Wadsworth, Ohio, hitting a ditch after driving off the road. His car then hit a fire hydrant before overturning several times. A female passenger who was in the vehicle was also taken to hospital with what were described as minor injuries.

Highway Patrol reiterated that drug or alcohol impairment is not suspected and that Garrett and the woman were both wearing seat belts.

Kevin A. Perras