Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph addressed Cleveland Browns defensive pause Myles Garrett’s claim that he ancient a racial slur ahead of their skirmish escalating proper through their sport final week.
Garrett made the allegation proper through his allure hearing of his indefinite suspension Thursday, per ESPN. He doubled down on the allegation in a assertion apologizing for his actions, announcing “I know what I heard.” Garrett’s suspension develop into upheld.
Rudolph, who had made a assertion throughout the Steelers and his agent, develop into requested Sunday about whether or no longer he ancient a racial slur proper throughout the sport. He denied the allegations again.
“It’s fully inaccurate. I couldn’t exclaim it. I couldn’t exclaim it, and I couldn’t exclaim that he would recede that route after the fact. Nonetheless it is what it is and I feel I’ve moved on. At some point soon it develop into subtle, however moved on. We’re simply to head now,” Rudolph acknowledged, per the Cleveland Straightforward-Vendor.
The quarterback added: “Absolutely no longer. I didn’t [use a slur] … There develop into nothing. No longer even shut.”
Rudolph develop into fined $50,000 for his characteristic within the brawl.
The controversy over the allegations would perhaps perchance just own helped produce his Sunday one to neglect.
Rudolph develop into benched for Devlin Hodges within the center of the sport. He develop into 8-for-16 with 85 passing yards and an interception.
The Steelers had been ready to trail out a own over the Cincinnati Bengals, 16-10, and remain within the breeze for the AFC Wild Card place.
Pittsburgh is now 6-5 on the season. Cincinnati fell to 0-11.