Newly-reinstated Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett maintains that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at him in the closing seconds of the teams’ Nov. 14 game that ended in a massive brawl.
Garrett’s reiterated allegation comes in an ESPN Outside the Lines interview he did with Mina Kimes that is set to air later this week.
“He called me the N-word,” Garrett said of Rudolph. “He called me a ‘stupid N-word.’ “
Moments after the alleged slur, Garrett hit Rudolph over the head with the quarterback’s own helmet as a tussle wildly escalated, a move that earned the first overall pick in 2017 an indefinite suspension.
Garrett had first leveled the accusation of Rudolph using a racial slur during his appeals hearing in November. But the NFL said it investigated the claim and said they found no evidence to substantiate the…