Steelers’ Mike Tomlin reacts to Myles Garrett claiming Mason Rudolph used racial slur
Earlier in the week, Myles Garrett doubled-down on his allegations that Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur in the infamous incident between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. After seeing Garrett’s recent comments, Mike Tomlin reacted to Garrett claiming Rudolph used a racial slur.
A strong statement from #Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in support of QB Mason Rudolph, in response to the Myles Garrett interview with @OTLonESPN. Tomlin cites many conversations and interactions and says he received no indication of anything racial. pic.twitter.com/je6kVOjL0I
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2020
When the altercation first occurred in Week 11, there wasn’t any mention of Rudolph using a racial slur. But after Garrett met with the NFL to discuss the situation, it somehow leaked that Garrett claimed the Steelers quarterback called him a racial insult.
Following Garrett’s allegations, some of Rudolph’s teammates shared their support for their quarterback. Now, months after the confrontation happened, Garrett is still sharing his side of the story.
Among the people sharing their opinion, Tomlin is questioning the legitimacy of Garrett’s claims. The Steelers’ head coach was in constant contact with members of both teams that were involved in the chaotic situation.
As some others have said, no one was informed of Rudolph saying any racist remarks. However, that doesn’t mean that Rudolph isn’t guilty of uttering something questionable.
The NFL already looked into the audio to see if there was anything egregious being said on the field. But the league stated that they couldn’t find anything due to there being no audio present on the play that the conflict took place on.
Given that there was audio on previous plays, it’s hard to believe that there was no audio available. In light of the NFL not having the audio, it’s likely we never discover the truth in this episode.