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Myles Garrett doubles down on claim of racial slur used by Mason Rudolph

Steelers Wire logo Steelers Wire 2/14/2020 Curt Popejoy
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Fresh off his reinstatement, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett sat down on camera with ESPN’s Mina Kimes and addressed the circumstances surrounding his suspension. Garrett has once again asserted that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur when the two got into a scuffle before Garrett pulled Rudolph’s helmet off and hit him over the head with it.

The NFL investigated the incident and found nothing to indicate the slur happened. Rudolph denies it, his own teammates denied it and the timing Garrett’s allegations came after he apologized for his own behavior, minus any mention of this.

I don’t think Garrett is a bad guy. But he did a really bad thing. And when he did, he had to come up with something to justify it and this was his easiest route. Now Garrett is wanting to say there is some sort of conspiracy at work by the league. But this makes no sense. The NFL has nothing to gain by protecting a backup quarterback who means almost nothing to the league as a whole at the expense of one of its stars.

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