Browns’ Myles Garrett holds firm; says he smacked Steelers QB Mason Rudolph with helmet for N-word slur

Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett fight
Cleveland, Ohio: Myles Garrett smacks Baker Mayfield across the head with Mayfield’s own helmet during an on-field fight at the Browns/Steelers game. Final score, Browns 21, Steelers 7. November 14, 2019. David Richard/AP Photo
Months after Cleveland Browns defensive player Myles Garrett hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with his helmet, the controversy still isn’t over.

Garrett got suspended from the league for the incident in which he claims that Rudolph called him a racial slur and that’s why he went after the quarterback.

Garrett said in an interview on Outside the Lines that Rudolph called him a “stupid N-word” which Rudolph adamantly denies.

“1000% False,” Rudolph tweeted after Outside the Lines aired the Garrett interview.

“Bold-Faced Lie. I did not, have not, and would not utter a racial-slur. This is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character.”

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin supported his quarterback and basically called out Garrett.

“I support Mason Rudolph not only because I know him, but also because I was on that field immediately following the altercation with Myles Garrett, and subsequently after the game. I interacted with a lot of people in the Cleveland Browns organization — players and coaches,” Tomlin said in the statement.

“If Mason said what Myles claimed, it would have come out during the many interactions I had with those in the Browns’ organization. In my conversations, I had a lot of expressions of sorrow for what transpired. I received no indication of anything racial or anything of that nature in those interactions.”

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