Now that Myles Garrett again alleges Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur is he right or no?
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett again alleged that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur toward him just prior to the brawl at the end of their November game.
"He called me the N-word," Garrett told Outside the Lines' Mina Kimes during an interview that debuted Thursday night on SportsCenter. "He called me a 'stupid N-word.'"
The star defensive player first asserted during his appeals hearing for the suspension that Rudolph incited him with a racial slur, ESPN previously reported. Garrett later said he never intended for the accusation to become public but added: "I know what I heard."
On Thursday, Garrett told Kimes that he didn't want the allegation to become public "because I didn't want to try to use it as justification for my actions, 'cause there's nothing to justify. Like there's, there's nothing that I can say or do to justify what I did on that day. ... [But] I know what I heard."
An NFL spokesman said at the time that the league "found no such evidence" that Rudolph used the slur, and the suspension was upheld.
Rudolph has called the allegation "totally untrue."
The NFL suspended Garrett indefinitely for ripping Rudolph's helmet off and hitting him in the head with it during the Browns' 21-7 win on Nov. 14. The incident ended up costing Garrett the final six games of the regular season and roughly $1.2 million in pay, plus a fine of $45,623.
Garrett was reinstated by the league Wednesday.
- 3 months ago
Since I wasn't one of the 22 Players on The Field at the time, how would I know? Has anyone from The Steelers or Browns offered proof that Mason Rudolph didn't use that Racial Slur? Has anyone from The Steelers or Browns offered proof that Mason Rudolph did use that Racial Slur? Until then we have to take the word of Garrett or Rudolph? Would you trust the word of either one?
- 4 months ago
We don't know if he's right. The only people who know are Garrett & Rudolph. Rudolph will never admit to it, so it's a matter of what you can prove.
- David SLv 74 months ago
There is no evidence whatsoever to support Garrett's allegation. None. We might as well call him "Jussie Garrett." Besides, even if it was said, it would not be justification to hit another player over the head with a helmet.
- Goldfly252000Lv 74 months ago
What does restating it have to do with anything? If you thought it was a lie back then you are going to think it is true NOW because he said it again? It's not like it is hard to repeat a single lie. I get the idea of if a story stays consistent, but this isn't a long enough narrative to use that defense of proof. I didn't believe it then, and I don't believe it now. When they talked to his teammates they said he never told them about it. I also truly believe that a guy like Garret had heard that and worse on the field. How would Rudolph saying it cause Garrett to try to hit Rudolph with his own helmet? I could see it leading to the ripping off the helmet, or even punching Rudolph out of a rage.
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- He Hate MeLv 64 months ago
Poor little hot head!When all else fails use the race card.Funny how his own teammates didn't take his side.
I do not believe his side of the story because Rudolph would have trouble staying on the Steelers if it was true
- terry vLv 74 months ago
Doesn't matter if he is right or wrong.He is comeing back in the league.If he is called a racist name it doesn't give him the ok to act the way he did.
- BobLv 74 months ago
I don't think it's true for a number of reasons.
- jonniebabyLv 54 months ago
All I know is that it’s a shame if true.