With Sunday marking the first on-field meeting between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett since their helmet-swinging scuffle last season, oddsmakers are counting on some lingering bad blood with their latest prop bet.
An online oddsmaker is offering bettors the opportunity to wager on whether or not Garrett will get called for committing a personal foul on Rudolph.
Garrett is +400 (4/1) to get called for a personal foul after contacting Rudolph Sunday, -700 (1/7) to not.
Rudolph’s last start came a year ago in Cleveland, a Browns’ blowout overshadowed by Garrett’s actions in the final moments.
After taking Rudolph to the ground, Garrett tore off the young quarterback’s helmet and struck him over the head with it. A brawl ensued between Steelers and Browns players.
Garrett was suspended for his actions, but threw gasoline on the fire when he later accused Rudolph of using a racial slur. Rudolph, his teammates and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin all vehemently denied the allegation.
While both sides have downplayed the incident and avoided further altercation in their two meetings since, Sunday’s regular season finale will be the ultimate determinant if the two have let bygones be bygones.