Browns’ Myles Garrett maintains Steelers QB Mason Rudolph used racial slur before brawl
Jace Evans, USA TODAY
Released 12: 08 a.m. ET Feb. 14, 2020| Updated 12: 32 a.m. ET Feb. 14, 2020
Newly-reinstated Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett preserves that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at him in the closing seconds of the groups’ Nov. 14 video game that ended in a massive brawl.
Garrett’s reiterated accusation is available in an ESPN Outside the Lines interview he finished with Mina Kimes that is set to air later this week.
” He called me the N-word,” Garrett said of Rudolph. “He called me a ‘silly N-word.’ “
Moments after the alleged slur, Garrett hit Rudolph over the head with the quarterback’s own helmet as a tussle wildly escalated, a move that made the very first total choice in 2017 an indefinite suspension.
Garrett had very first leveled the accusation of Rudolph utilizing a racial slur during his appeals hearing in November. But the NFL stated it investigated the claim and said they found no proof to corroborate the allegation
Rudolph was fined $50,000 for his function in the brawl, though he emphatically denied Garrett’s accusation of utilizing a racial slur, going so far regarding call it “a lie” in a declaration launched by his representative.
In the ESPN interview, Garrett alleged again that Rudolph utilized a slur and that in part resulted in the escalation of the brawl and helmet-swinging event.
” When he stated it, it sort of sparked something, but I still attempted to let it go and still leave,” Garrett stated. “Once he returned, it type of reignited the situation. And not just have you escalated things past what they needed to be with such little time in the video game left, now you’re attempting to re-engage and begin a battle once again. It’s definitely not entirely his fault; it’s certainly both parties doing something that we should not have actually been doing.”
Garrett, who was reinstated Wednesday, was sidelined for the final 6 games of the 2019 season and forfeited $1,185,53476 in missed game checks and fines.