Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, the presumptive No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, says he “choked out” an LSU tight end who faced him last season.
During a question-and-answer session with ESPN.com, Garrett said he “choked out their tight end two times in a row” when he faced the Tigers last November, calling it the “meanest thing he’s ever done.”
“He had it coming,” Garrett said. “He just kept holding me, so I picked him up, put him on his back and then I grabbed his face mask and kept jamming his helmet into the ground. I said, ‘I’m setting you straight right now. Don’t do illegal holds.’ “
Garrett didn’t name the tight end. But nola.com reported that ESPN’s broadcast showed him throwing LSU tight end DeSean Smith to the turf during a TD run that put the Tigers ahead 34-10 in the third quarter; the play resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Garrett also was shown on top of tight end Foster Moreau after the PAT attempt following the TD; there was no penalty on that play.
Garrett recorded two tackles, including one tackle for loss, during the 54-39 loss to LSU.
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