Myles Garrett's Suspension Will Be the Least of His Worries if Mason Rudolph Takes Legal Action

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Just because Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely doesn't mean that his problems with Mason Rudolph are all in the past.

According to Rudolph's agent, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback could be pursuing legal action against Garrett after the Cleveland Browns defensive end ripped Rudolph's helmet off and used it as a weapon against him, continuing this ugly process down a dangerous rabbit hole.

Jail time might be a little farfetched, as there is already precedent against such an idea in the world of professional sports. NHL firebrand Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins once ended Donald Brashear's career when he smacked him with his stick, causing an on-ice seizure; he received 18 months of probation, and was disallowed from facing off against Brashear on the ice again.

Jail time or not, Garrett's PR nightmare is only going to get worse. The Browns are currently running on fumes as leaks are coming out of Lou Groza Boulevard every other day, the team leads the league in penalties by a wide margin, and the weight of expectations is suffocating the organization. Throw this into that powder keg of an organization, and things can get ugly real quick.

It'll be at least the better part of a year before we get to see Garrett back on an NFL field, but he is far from out of the woods, and the stink of this scandal is sure to follow him for the next few years.