Mason Rudolph & Pittsburgh Steelers Respond To Myles Garrett’s ‘N-Word’ Allegations
Amidst the ongoing allegations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph by Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett regarding the alleged use of a racial slur in a game ending brawl between the two teams last season, members of the Steelers organization are taking to social media to support Rudolph.
After Garrett was seen hitting Rudolph with his helmet as the altercation began, he was suspended for the rest of the season before being reinstated. In an interview with ESPN’s Mina Kimes, Garrett again alleged that Rudolph used a racial slur that prompted his actions.
Rudolph took to Twitter to defend himself after the interview.
I did not, have not, and would not utter a racial-slur.
This is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character. https://t.co/mZcEcC0tCl
— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) February 15, 2020
Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers released an official statement through the Steelers PR department.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) February 15, 2020
Rudolph’s agent, Timothy Younger, has also released a statement that has hinted that legal action may be coming.
“Mr. Garrett maliciously uses this false allegation to coax sympathy, hoping to be excused for what clearly is inexcusable behavior,” part of the statement read. “Despite other players and the referee being in the immediate vicinity, there are zero corroborating witnesses – as confirmed by the NFL. Although Mr. Rudolph had hoped to move forward, it is Mr. Garrett who has decided to utter this defamatory statement – in California. He is now exposed to legal liability.”
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