Despite another stellar 2019 campaign, the season for Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was highlighted by his altercation with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Although there was plenty of fallout from the incident, it seems there are no harsh feelings from Garrett.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Garrett is open to letting bygones be bygones:
“If it were to happen, I’d be fine with it,” Garrett said. “Not just fine, but I wouldn’t mind it and I’d be happy to make it happen, if there were a way. I’m not sure how I’d go about that, how I’d broach that. I’m not even sure if he’d want to do that but I wouldn’t have a problem sitting down with him and just not talking about the incident, just talking man-to-man, how we move forward, and just being better men and football players and not letting something like that happen again. Whether we can do that, I’m not sure, but I’d be willing to extend the olive branch and make that happen.”
Although Myles Garrett may no longer harbor any hostility towards Rudolph, it remains to be seen if both sides will make such a conversation actually come to fruition. After all, the latter was accused of calling him a racial slur and has since done all he can to deny these claims. For all we know, the damage had already been done at that point.
Regardless, Garrett appears to be adamant about moving forward after having ample time to analyze his role in the whole spat. Especially since he was ultimately rewarded with a five-year, $125 million contract extension this offseason.
While he may be open to the idea of hashing out their problems, Rudolph may need more time for this to blow over if he ever decides to reach out at all.