Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is not backing down from his claim that before hitting Pittsburgh’s Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, the Steelers quarterback used a racial slur toward him.
In an interview with ESPN, Garrett once again said the brawl at the end of the Nov. 14 game started because of the racial slur allegedly used.
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“When he said it, it kind of sparked something, but I still tried to let it go and still walk away,” Garrett told ESPN. "But once he came back, it kind of reignited the situation. And not only have you escalated things past what they needed to be with such little time in the game left, now you’re trying to reengage and start a fight again. It’s definitely not entirely his fault; it’s definitely both parties doing something that we shouldn’t have been doing.”
Garret ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head.
The NFL gave Garrett an indefinite suspension, which was lifted Wednesday.
Rudolph has adamantly denied the accusation from Garrett, and the NFL previously said it found “no such evidence” that Rudolph used a slur.
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