Cleveland Browns defensive end, who is fresh off being reinstated by the NFL, is once again alleging Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur before their altercation towards the end of a game in November.
“He called me the N-word,” Garrett told ESPN’s Mina Kimes during an interview that aired on the network. “He called me a ‘stupid N-word,” Garrett reiterated.
The former number overall pick of the Browns initially accused Rudolph of using a racial slur while appealing his indefinite suspension by the NFL. Despite his claim, the NFL upheld Garrett’s suspension, which coveted the remainder of the 2019 regular season. Garrett attacked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph by removing his helmet and then hitting him in the head with it, which then triggered a brawl between the two teams.
The NFL did reduce the suspension of Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who punched and kicked Garrett after he struck Rudolph, from three games to two.
Rudolph wasn’t suspended for his role in the incident, but was fined $50,000. On the same day Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was reinstated by the league, the NFL also decided to uphold Rudolph’s fine for his role. Rudolph has consistently denied ever directing any slur and also called Garrett’s actions “bush league” and a coward move.
At this point, we may never know who is really telling the truth. Do you believe Rudolph called Garrett a racial slur?