Larry Ogunjobi claims Myles Garrett told him about racial slur immediately after Mason Rudolph incident
There were a number of notable changes between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers since their first AFC North showdown two weeks ago. Regardless, both teams are still dealing with the fallout of defensive end Myles Garrett’s suspension.
Garrett caught plenty of flak for waiting until his hearing to claim that quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur during their spat in Week 11. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi says he told him about it right after the game:
“You’ve got to remember, nobody has ever gone through this process before,” Ogunjobi said. “It’s our third year; we’ve never had something like that happen.”
“I feel like he’s upset people were calling him a liar,” Ogunjobi said. “That’s not something to joke about. He’s not that type of person.”
The allegations made by Garrett have been denied by Rudolph. Although waiting until his hearing to reveal the details certainly did not do him any favors, Ogunjobi’s comments now provide another dynamic to the brawl that happened. As a result, he has now likely landed himself on the short list for the league’s investigation as they continue to do their due diligence on the matter.
There is no question that Garrett’s absence leaves a notable void in Cleveland’s defense. He has been suspended indefinitely and will likely undergo a lengthy process in order to try and get reinstated by the NFL. Meanwhile, Rudolph was fined for his part and has since been replaced under center by Devlin Hodges due to his lackluster performance.