Steelers QB Mason Rudolph says he should have kept composure better during Myles Garrett situation
Rudolph said he was in the wrong too because he should have done a better job of keeping his composure during the incident.
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph says he should have done a better job of keeping his composure. Said behavior didn’t rise to standard set by NFL.
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) November 20, 2019
Rudolph also said that he feels no ill-will towards Garrett and that if he had to go back he would handle the situation differently.
“I have no ill will toward Myles Garrett. Great respect for his ability as a player. And I know that if Myles could go back, he would handle the situation differently,” Rudolph told reporters via USA Today. “As for my involvement last week, there’s no acceptable excuse. The bottom line is I should’ve done a better job keeping my composure in that situation. (I fell) short of what I believe it means to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and a member of the NFL.”
Rudolph was asked by reporters if he said anything to provoke Garrett and he claimed he didn’t. Rudolph was not suspended for his role in the incident but was fined an undisclosed amount. He said during the interview that was accepting of any punishment that came his way.
For Garrett, he is suspended for at least the rest of the season and there is a chance that he could miss more time. It’s expected that he will have to meet with the league office before the league decides if he will be suspended for longer.