Report: Garrett Says Rudolph Used Racial Slur Toward Him

Garrett reportedly made the remarks during his appeal hearing

Andrew Limberg
November 21, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Related: Myles Garrett Releases Statement After Suspension Announced

(93.7 The Fan) - According to a report, suspended Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett claims Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur before he pulled Rudolph’s helmet off and hit him with it at the end of last Thursday's game in Cleveland.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Garrett made the allegation during an appeal hearing with the NFL to have his indefinitely suspension without pay reduced.

The incident happened at the end of last Thursday’s 21-7 Steelers loss when Garrett took off Rudolph’s helmet and when Rudolph charged at Garrett was hit with his own helmet.

Rudolph denies he made any racial slur toward Garrett.

A statement from Rudolph’s lawyer Timothy Younger says that “Garrett falsely asserted that Mason Rudolph uttered a racial slur toward him, prior to swinging a helmet at Mason’s uncovered head, in a desperate attempt to mitigate his suspension. This is a lie.”

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended three games for kicking and punching Garrett after the incident and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi got one game. 

Pouncey has appealed his suspension and Ogunjobi's appeal request was denied. 

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