Browns QB Baker Mayfield reacts to Myles Garrett’s allegation that Mason Rudolph used racial slur
The saga between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph took another twist with the Cleveland Browns’ pass rusher accusing of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback of using a racial slur in their scuffle. Following the news, Baker Mayfield reacted to Garrett’s allegation per Jake Trotter.
Just asked Baker Mayfield about Garrett’s allegation that Rudolph used a racial slur and he seemed pretty stunned. Said wasn’t something he’d heard, including from anyone on the team, until I just asked him
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 21, 2019
The Browns’ second-year quarterback seemed to be surprised by the news when he heard of it. This doesn’t disprove Garrett’s allegations, but it does mean that if it did happen; Garrett kept it mainly to himself.
There’s a chance that Garrett chose to keep that detail of the altercation private until his meeting with the NFL. At the same time, it is astounding how quickly this became public when the meeting between him and the NFL was in fact private.
Regardless of his latest accusations, the NFL has upheld Garrett’s indefinite suspension. That shows that even if Rudolph did exclaim a racial slur, it wouldn’t have affected the punishments handed down.
If anything, the NFL would likely consider stiffening the somewhat light punishment on Rudolph. But this entire situation is essentially a ‘he-said, he-said’ issue.
Therefore, it is likely possible that we will never know whether or not any inappropriate words were said. Nevertheless, the Browns and Mayfield will be without Garrett for the rest of the 2019 season.
As for Maurkice Pouncey, the NFL has reduced his three-game suspension to only two games. While everyone speaks about the allegations, the NFL will want to try and rid of this entire quarrel as soon as possible.