Steelers’ Mason Rudolph blasts Myles Garrett after racial slur claim
There wasn’t a lot of great things to talk about for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, but one of the biggest talking points for the season was the scuffle that happened at the end of their Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns. The moment Myles Garrett hammered Mason Rudolph with his helmet sparked a lot of controversies.
Of course, the biggest controversy was that Garrett eventually claimed that Rudolph called him a racial slur. It was an allegation that Rudolph vehemently denied, and he snapped back at Garrett after he went on television and aired his side of the scuffle.
The Steelers quarterback took to his Twitter account to defend himself after Garrett was interviewed by SportsCenter’s Mina Kimes. His words were venomous as he denied the allegations set against him.
I did not, have not, and would not utter a racial-slur.
This is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character. https://t.co/mZcEcC0tCl
— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) February 15, 2020
Rudolph insists that any action that happened during the fight in the Steelers/Browns game was due to the overly physical nature of the game. He says that he didn’t say anything to warrant getting slammed on the cranium by the helmet.
However, Garrett claims that he knows what was said and wasn’t said. Per Bleacher Report’s Adam Wells:
“I know what I heard,” Garrett said in a statement issued after the hearing, via ESPN. “Whether my opponent’s comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted fans.”
Garrett was recently reinstated from his suspension. The next meeting between the Steelers and Browns will likely be action-packed given how things have unfolded between Rudolph and Garrett.