Steelers QB Mason Rudolph could pursue legal action against Myles Garrett
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has doubled down on his accusations that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur during their duel in Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season. Rudolph has since taken to social media to deny this notion adamantly, and it seems the saga could be taken to court.
Rudolph’s agent and lawyer Timothy Younger says Rudolph could look to sue Garrett for defamation, via Twitter:
“Mr. Garrett maliciously uses this false allegation to coax sympathy, hoping to be excused for what is clearly inexcusable behavior,” Rudolph’s lawyer, Timothy Younger, shared in a statement Saturday. “He is now exposed to legal liability.” Despite Garrett’s reinstatement, this incident is a long way from being resolved.
Garrett was recently reinstated for using Rudolph’s helmet as a weapon against him and has since had to pay a pretty penny in fines. Despite all that has transpired, he has not backed down from his claims that Rudolph had said the n-word to him during a tackle.
The statement also emphasizes their desire to have filed the case in California since the state has a reputation for favoring the accusers. It seems Rudolph’s representation feels that they may have a strong case that Garrett to be held liable or what he said.
The biggest issue is that despite the NFL setting up a countless number of cameras and microphones in and around the stadium, there is no evidence to prove one side wrong or right. It will be interesting to see if Rudolph ultimately goes through with legal action.