Should Myles Garrett be charged with assault? | The Tylt
Should Myles Garrett be charged with assault?
Football is a violent sport, but what Myles Garrett did last night crossed a very obvious line. You don't take a helmet and wack someone with it. That is now a weapon and a deadly weapon at that.
Even the most dangerous players in the game—Albert Haynesworth, James Harrison, etc.—didn't do what Garrett did. There is even precedent with Marty McSorley and Todd Bertuzzi in the NHL being found guilty of assault for their actions on the ice.
Yes, football is a sport where people hit each other, but that's regulated with rules to make it as safe as possible. What he did had nothing to do with football and had everything to do with hurting someone as much as possible. That is deserving of a charge.
If you charge Myles Garrett with assault, you might as well charge every football player with it. Football is violent and every play is technically a motion to inflict pain on another person. Is law enforcement going to start charging every hit on the football field? Definitely not.
What Garrett did on the football field was wrong, but he shouldn't face legal action. A lengthy suspension should be enough punishment for him.