Mason Rudolph’s agent releases statement after Myles Garrett’s racial slur claim
After Garrett’s recent interview where he spoke about the altercation, Rudolph’s agent released a statement pertaining to Garrett’s racial slur claims.
A statement from Mason Rudolph’s agent with some key words, calling Myles Garrett’s claim of a racial slur, “defamatory.”
“He is now exposed to legal liability.” https://t.co/W6R0WEWXwU
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2020
Of course, Rudolph and his agent have denied Garrett’s allegations. Back when the incident first took place, Rudolph’s agent remarked that his client wasn’t going to pursue any charges.
But with Garrett speaking about the confrontation again, the Pro-Bowl edge rusher could be liable to legal parameters from Rudolph’s representation. If the Steelers quarterback believes Garrett is lying—which he does—he could pursue Garrett for defamation.
However, it remains to be seen if Rudolph is willing to go through a legal process for the matter. In the event that he does, the NFL would likely have to get involved again.
In the statement, Rudolph’s agent believes that Garrett is trying to make an excuse for his actions. On the other hand, Garrett is adamant that he understands that nothing justifies hitting someone with a helmet.
Usually in these situations, the NFL would be able to share the audio that was taken on the play the incident occurred. For whatever reason, the NFL somehow didn’t have audio on the very play Garrett and Rudolph got into a scuffle.
Without any conclusive proof on either side, it’s just a matter of who you believe at this point. Despite there being nothing concrete, Garrett could find himself in legal trouble because of his recent interview.