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 started the major brawl at the end of the game. Garrett sat down in his first interview since being reinstated with ESPN reporter Mina Kimes that aired last night on SportsCenter.
“He called me the N-word,” Garrett told ESPN reporter Mina Kimes in an interview that aired Thursday night on SportsCenter. “He called me a ‘stupid N-word.'”
“When he said it, it kind of sparked something, but I still tried to let it go and still walk away,” Garrett said. “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 re-engage 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.”
I am not sure if this is accepting responsibility, but if Rudolph did in fact say it I do not feel bad for him.