Report: Myles Garrett alleged Mason Rudolph used racial slur during appeal

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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph spoke to reporters on Wednesday for the first time since being hit in the head with his own helmet by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett near the end of the Week 11 game between the teams.

While Rudolph tried to rip Garrett’s helmet off as the two scuffled and is expected to be fined, he said he “definitely didn’t say anything” to enflame the situation ahead of getting hit with his helmet. Garrett reportedly argued otherwise during the appeal of his indefinite suspension on Wednesday.

According to a report from ESPN, Garrett accused Rudolph of using a racial slur during his initial comments at the appeal hearing overseen by appeals officer James Thrash. Thrash, who is jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA, reportedly “remained stoic and took copious notes” as Garrett spoke and then asked how Garrett would act differently in the future.

Garrett has made no public mention of Rudolph saying anything that provoked his response. He did apologize to Rudolph in a statement released last Friday. A previous report about Garrett’s appeal indicated it was focused on a suspension given to former Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith for swinging his helmet at an opponent. Smith did not make contact and was suspended for two preseason games and one regular season game.

Rudolph’s attorney issued a strong denial of Garrett’s claim, which he called “reckless and shameful.” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten released a statement as well.

“Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland,” Lauten said. “He will not discuss this accusation any further and his focus remains on preparation for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.”

It’s not clear if on-field mics caught any exchange between the two players or if any such recordings have been consulted as part of the disciplinary process. A ruling on Garrett’s appeal is expected in the near future.

168 responses to “Report: Myles Garrett alleged Mason Rudolph used racial slur during appeal

  1. Neither I — or the 100 commenters to follow — know if this is true or not. But it certainly seems logical that if Garrett felt a racial comment by Rudolph was what triggered his actions he would have come out with this a week ago.

  2. what a joke…my guess is no one else other than Garrett heard this alleged slur…if anyone did my guess would be Richard Sherman heard it from another stadium lol…

  3. If it can be proven he said that then they can fine or suspend him. But you can’t bash guys’ heads in with their helmets no matter what they say to you.

  4. I’m not quite ready to call him Jussie 2.0, but it would shock me if he said that loud enough for Garrett to hear him, on a football field with all that noise, and no one else heard it.

  5. Regardless, Mason partly pulled off Garrett’s helmet which alone partly excuses Garrett’s subsequent actions. Fine all of them, plus Mason and other Steelers 1 game, Garrett maybe 2.

  6. If this is true,and I don’t believe that it is,why did Garrett apologize to Rudolph? Of course he’s going to say anything that might get his suspension reduced. That’s a serious accusation.

  7. The NFL should give both players the same punishment. Keep in mind that Rudolph started the whole situation.

  8. So a week passes, and how this comes out. Why not state in the post-game interview? A weak attempt to garner some pity. I have lost all respect for Garrett, if I had any to left to lose.

  9. Saw this coming. It’s his only card to play.

    As for those saying Garrett has never acted like this before, you are misinformed. He is one of the league leaders in late hits and questionable plays. He’s not quite at the Burfict level. He’s more at the Suh level. But fact is he’s no angel with a clean record

  10. He’s just figured out there was raćial slur thrown at him.
    How come it’s just come out during his appeal, he’s a liar.
    Trying to get a reduced suspension, good way to get it by saying that.
    What a looser. Have a nice vacation Myles.

  11. Josina Anderson should be fired for race baiting…she tweeted this than deleted it sundaay night right after it happened then a week later a “source” tells her garrett claimed this…. if you can’t see through this bs…. gimmie a break..

  12. I think almost everyone seeing this story will call B.S. If Garrett had immediately come out and said this it would have been much more believable, now a week later he suddenly brings up an incident that would torpedo a person’s career. BS. Be a man and take responsibility.

  13. Interesting how this never came up before the hearing. I’m open to evidence but I think Garrett is lying to justify his behavior. Its yet another blow to rudolf, but this time it’s his reputation. It’s a claim that carries such a stench that cant be cleaned. If this cant be proven I hope he gets suspended well into next year.

  14. Why is it that the N-word carries so much weight when so many other groups have been oppressed throughout time and also have been called derogatory terms. I will never understand. Not at all saying it is right to use any word against a portion of the population, but it is almost as if the N-word can be used to justify anything, while other words are just words.

  15. It might have been believable a week ago. Also he didn’t mention that to any of his team mate. So why should anyone take him seriously? Sounds like he’s playing the race card to save face and all the money he’s about to lose. Might cost him more if he is found to be lying. Plus there are mics all over that field.

  16. There were 3 other guys within an earshot so it should be pretty easy to prove if he is lying. If Garrett is lying he should be suspended for all of 2020 for slandering a mans name/reputation in an effort to explain his tantrum and get a less severe penalty.

  17. Even if he were to say that, it doesn’t justify the violence. If he did say that, I also highly doubt three big offensive linemen in the vicinity would come to his defense so quickly.

  18. So he told absolutely NO ONE about it.. not a ref.. or team mate… or,,, a coach or a friend, this despite the entire media frenzy literally thousands of reporters, officials, coaches, players etc, that occurred IMMEDIATELY following the melee – and continuing for several days thereafter.

    …until now.

  19. When in doubt always play the race card. Did he whisper it in his ear knowing anything said out loud would also be heard by his own black teammates? No proof of course but Rudolph will now be known as a racist instead of just the crappy quarterback that he is. Garrett is just an awful person

  20. Cop shoots unarmed man in back: “I’m waiting for the facts”

    Someone claims another person called them a slur: “Ohhh give me a BREAK!!”

    Timing is extremely suspect, but that’s literally all any of us know.

  21. Reporter: Is it true you used a racial slur?
    Mason: We are on to Cincinnati
    Reporter: are yo…
    Mason: We are on to Cincinnati

  22. Hard to believe but should be possible to check out based on video technology. There are a lot of close up shots of the tackle and subsequent assault. If it’s demonstrated that his claim is bs Garrett should be gone for all next season as well.

  23. Let’s say it’s true, that Rudolph DID use a racial slur
    WHY are we only hearing about it now, a week later??
    Garrett has had PLENTY of opportunities to mention it

    Did he wait & only mention it in the appeal hearing thinking it would NOT be made public?? Hmmmm

    Sorry Myles, I don’t buy it! IF that were true, you would have been screaming your head off from the jump
    You would have told the media, your coach, your teammates, etc
    But you DIDNT…and now your claim cannot be taken seriously

  24. Did he forget Maurkice Pouncey is Black and is serving a 3 Game suspension for defending Rudolph. I’m pretty sure if Rudolph is racist Pouncey would sit there with a Big Bowl of popcorn and watch.Be a Man say sorry and move on

  25. LOL. Sure Myles. 5 Days pass, you apologize, but say zilch about a racial slur until your agent advises you to remember “anything” that provoked you?? Maybe Myles got hit in the head w/ a helmet??

  26. I don’t really blame Garrett for using this an excuse. In America in 2019 you can get out of a lot of trouble by labeling somebody a racist, and you generally don’t need evidence. People hear the accusation and all of a sudden lose the ability to reason or fact find. I think the fact that he has already issued a public apology to Rudolph tells us everything we need to know about whether or not a racial slur was used.

  27. I feel like everyone else who’s ommented so far….Myles had the full media platform after the game in which he apologized for his conduct to Rudolf and he said nothing about racial slurs. I feel like saying “You waited until you testified before a hearing officer to bring this up?”,

    But you have to at least investigate this allegation. It’s serious. Thrash has to do his due diligence: Determine if anyone was miked up, listen to their helmet conversations, rewatch the incident, interview those in close proximity to Garrett and Rudolf. This will certainly delay the final resolution of all this.

  28. Never seen him act like that before, well it wasn’t as violent or after the whistle but, for the second time vs the Jets he jumped offsides and planted the QB. Second one he put him out for the season. Both penalties, both times he was offside.
    I know it’s different but is it?

  29. Wow, only now does Garrett come out with this when he is appealing his suspension? He never mentioned it before. And none of the other players around him on either team mentioned it. If it happened you’d think it would have been the first thing he said about it, not a week later.

  30. How convenient this just pops up now. If anything was truly uttered you’d think that Garrett would have revealed it from the jump. This is merely an underhanded tactic to deflect inexcusable blame from himself….Ray Charles can see that!

  31. Yeah because if it is true that he used a slur, then Garrett was right to slam his helmet into Rudolph? ok

    whynotjustadmitit says:
    November 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    Cop shoots unarmed man in back: “I’m waiting for the facts”

    Someone claims another person called them a slur: “Ohhh give me a BREAK!!”

    Timing is extremely suspect, but that’s literally all any of us know.

  32. I hope they find audio so all you people thinking he’d pull the race card will shut your mouths. I don’t see him pulling a card so much as waiting to a formal setting to release the information. some of y’all are quick to butthurt. If the sun shines your soft arses might melt. If he did use a slur I hope he remembers that Mario esc bounce his head did when that helmet connected.

  33. Annnnnd there it is.

    When it doubt, throw it out there knowing that so many will immediately believe it despite how ridiculous it sounds coming out this long after the fact.

    Gotta love 2019!

  34. “As for those saying Garrett has never acted like this before, you are misinformed. He is one of the league leaders in late hits and questionable plays.”…

    Yeah. Somebody ask Trevor Siemian hows the rehab coming. Garrett knew what he was doing when he tackled Siemian to the ground more than once after the ball was in the air. History just keeps repeating itself with this guy.

  35. I don’t know if this is true or not. But i think it could be true-i wouldn’t discount it.

    Why didn’t Garrett bring it up last week. Then it would be gigantically blown up.

    The proceddings Garret went thru are supposed to be confidential. However just like anything else these days someone always leaks.

    It’s up to Thrash and the NFL to decide the truth or not of this. They will never say anything publicly other than perhaps adjusting the suspension.

  36. If you didn’t see that cop out coming from a million miles away you’re kidding yourself. Such common place to pull the race card instead of face the music. So typical.

  37. The only thing worse these days than using a racial slur in this particularly oriented type of situation would be to use an anti-semitic slur (in a differently oriented situation of course), which is the race card on steroids. It is literally the “Get Out Of Jail Free” card.

  38. He also said Rudolph had a MAGA tattoo on his forehead but it was so small only Garrett could see it. That is what he was swinging the helmet at. Completely justified.

  39. cincinnati222 says:
    November 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm
    I hope they find audio so all you people thinking he’d pull the race card will shut your mouths. I don’t see him pulling a card so much as waiting to a formal setting to release the information. some of y’all are quick to butthurt. If the sun shines your soft arses might melt. If he did use a slur I hope he remembers that Mario esc bounce his head did when that helmet connected.

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    Or more accurately, disprove Garrett’s BS attempt at his appeal. Why did Garrett apologize to Rudolph if this were true?

  40. Only those on the field know if this is true or not, so I will refrain from calling anyone a liar. However, the timing of this is suspicious. Why wasn’t this mentioned when the incident first happened? There were other players within earshot. Let’s hear what they have to say.

    Again, no way for any of us to say whether this happened or not, but just weird this is the first time Garrett has said anything. I would think he’d want EVERYONE to know this right from the beginning?

  41. I would NEVER apologize. Not not. Not ever. Makes no sense to, if this was said.

    It would be the first thing I said to the Ref, the next Ref, my HC, position coach, teammates, Press and the guy who I buy coffee from…

  42. he lost me. makes me question what really happened re: the stoplight incident where he was punched in the face by a man taking a selfie w/ him… allegedly.

  43. Unless there’s hopefully forthcoming corroboration to support Garrett’s allegation, Rudolph might feel libeled and might seek to hold Garrett responsible.

  44. picksixx says:
    November 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    Yeah because if it is true that he used a slur, then Garrett was right to slam his helmet into Rudolph? ok
    ———————

    Absolutely friggin not.

  45. I totally doubt Rudolph did anything of the sort. There were plenty of other players around who would have heard it–including on his own team.

    Even if he did, that doesn’t change the fact that Garrett is guilty of criminal assault. That cannot be tolerated. A 16 game suspension should be the final verdict.

  46. Anybody curious as to why the league has waited so long to announce Rudolph’s fine or suspension? Think the accusation of him using a racial slur has been around for a few days and they may be trying to determine if it is true or not? Think they are waiting to see if he admits it or denies it?

  47. The truth is, right after the game, a reporter asked him if something was said, Myles commented, they need to look at the tape, his coach also said, Myles told him what was said but that he couldn’t comment on it. So, it was addressed after the game….do a little research…also, wouldn’t be a surprise a Maga supporter saying a slur.

  48. I thought Garrett was a “thoughtful man” seems he is desperate enough to accuse another professional of using the n-bomb to reduce his suspension. I feel sorry for Rudolph, he’s branded with this forever whether guilty or not.

  49. And while it could be a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card, it is also possible he wanted to handle it behind closed doors, which would be a great improvement on how this sort of thing has been handled in the past, due to the unfortunate number of high profile hoaxes which damage the valid claims.

  50. I think it is completely wrong what Garrett did. We will never know if Mason used a racial slur or not. What I don’t understand is why y’all are willing to overlook Mason’s instigating actions (trying to rip his helmet off, groin kick, and chasing after Myles). His post-game press conference when he said it was “cowardly…pretty bush league”… He played a WAY larger role than “victim”.

    Again, not condoning Myles Garrett but c’mon man! let’s place the appropriate amount of blame on Mason Rudolph because without his “cowardnly/bush league” attempts to yank of Garrett’s helmet, groin kick and chasing after him while two of his linemen held him, this would NOT have happened.

  51. Nobody has heard Garrett make this accusation, and he hasn’t even hinted that anything was said, let alone something racist. Maybe everyone should consider the possibility that ESPN made this whole thing up to generate some buzz. It’s not like they haven’t done it before, hiding behind the old “anonymous ” source. You know there were no reporters in the room during the appeal hearing. I smell a 4 letter rat here.

  52. Did no one catch this part “According to a report from ESPN”…
    I’ll wait for more info before calling Rudolph a racist or Garret a liar. Be there done that.

  53. 100 percent correct. If we are going to go after Mason for something, it should be his actions and not his alleged words.

    dedicatedhawkfan says:
    November 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    I think it is completely wrong what Garrett did. We will never know if Mason used a racial slur or not. What I don’t understand is why y’all are willing to overlook Mason’s instigating actions (trying to rip his helmet off, groin kick, and chasing after Myles). His post-game press conference when he said it was “cowardly…pretty bush league”… He played a WAY larger role than “victim”.

    Again, not condoning Myles Garrett but c’mon man! let’s place the appropriate amount of blame on Mason Rudolph because without his “cowardnly/bush league” attempts to yank of Garrett’s helmet, groin kick and chasing after him while two of his linemen held him, this would NOT have happened.

  54. whynotjustadmitit says:
    November 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    Cop shoots unarmed man in back: “I’m waiting for the facts”

    Someone claims another person called them a slur: “Ohhh give me a BREAK!!”

    Timing is extremely suspect, but that’s literally all any of us know.
    ——
    I would normally agree with you but you said it all right there with the last line. Timing is EXTREMELY suspect.

  55. Everyone keeps on saying that Rudolph was the initial aggressor in this. I disagree. Garrett took him down hard and then wouldn’t get off of him. There was no reason for it. Eight seconds left in the game and the Browns are going to win. You walk away with your W. That should be the end.

  56. I’m not a lawyer but, If Myles Garrett is lying about the epithet ; then Mason Rudolph needs to sue the pants off of Myles Garrett for Defamation of Character. If Myles is not telling the truth ..SUE! Point Blank!!

  57. I was waiting for him to play the race card. Does anyone on planet earth believe that he would have lost his mind that way, even if it did happen? I’m sorry, but I’m sure he has been called that word or worse a few times in his life, or has heard it directed at others, most of the time by people of the same color. I’m not condoning any of the actions by the people involved, all were wrong, but to start, and use this as an excuse is just BS.

  58. I’m not saying Garrett is right, but among the Browns players, he is just about the least likely guy on their roster to snap the way he did. He’s one of the most well-spoken guys on the team. He didn’t even retaliate during a traffic stop when the other guy punched him in the face. But, as someone else said, something made him snap last week. Was it Rudolph’s yanking at his helmet? Was it Rudolph’s foot in his crotch? Was it Rudolph hiding behind DeCastro and going after him? Garrett got what he deserved and in no way should his suspension be reduced, but, still, something made him snap.

  59. A possible act of racism and everyone dismisses it. I have no reason to doubt him given the way Rudolph acted, you can clearly see the word he mouth when you got knocked to the ground too. He’s definitely the type of guy who would say something stupid In the heat of the moment.

  60. This is very unfortunate on Myle’s part. Let the investigation be put on hold until the NFL can either verify it or not. If they cannot, extend the suspension for another year and let’s see how many times a player will take out the race card in future cases. I’m willing to bet none and that’s a good thing.

  61. Sources accused Garrett of doing that. The NFL has a big problem with leakers who lie. Exhibit A : Mort. I never believe BSPN or the media because the whole Garrett case is never told.

    During an appeal hearing with the NFL on Wednesday, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett alleged that Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at him just prior to last week’s brawl on “Thursday Night Football,” sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter, an accusation the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback strongly denies.

  62. Garrett is such a loser lying dirt bag. Why did it take him a week to say Rudolph used a racial slur against him and why did he apologize if he felt Rudolph used a racial slander against him? He’s hoping playing the race card gets his suspension reduced and hopefully the NFL doesn’t cave to his antics and instead adds more time onto it for slandering Rudolph. If I were Rudolph and the NFL caves to this B.S. I would sue Garrett for not only assault but slander.

  63. Mr Garrett, I don’t care what Rudolf or anyone else says, you still can’t hit them in the head with a helmut

  64. Almost immediately after the Bills/ Jacksonville game a few years ago, a guy came out and said Ritchie incognito used racial words towards him. That guy didn’t have his career hanging in the balance. Garrett does, why was this not used immediately after. And it’s not like he swung at him immediately after the take down. That was the only time they were alone. No, he was after all that took place. What we have here is a guy who didn’t see the seriousness of his actions and still doesn’t. I Don’t buy his excuse one bit..

  65. If the NFL would get rid of the Patriots, Browns, Raiders & Ravens, they might have a chance. There is no need for these 4 franchises.

    Start new franchises in St. Louis. San Antonio, Portland and Mexico City.

  66. dedicatedhawkfan says:
    November 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    I think it is completely wrong what Garrett did. We will never know if Mason used a racial slur or not. What I don’t understand is why y’all are willing to overlook Mason’s instigating actions (trying to rip his helmet off, groin kick, and chasing after Myles). His post-game press conference when he said it was “cowardly…pretty bush league”… He played a WAY larger role than “victim”.

    Again, not condoning Myles Garrett but c’mon man! let’s place the appropriate amount of blame on Mason Rudolph because without his “cowardnly/bush league” attempts to yank of Garrett’s helmet, groin kick and chasing after him while two of his linemen held him, this would NOT have happened.
    ===============================

    I’ll tell you why…because while Mason WAS definitely to blame for his own actions in the moment (for the record I didn’t lose sleep knowing he wasn’t suspended, and wouldn’t have cared if he were either), it has been incredible seeing how so many people are obsessively fixated on him rather than focusing on a guy who had a nearly unprecedented violent reaction. I have seen SO many comments across all platforms that give an extremely small ‘yeah what Myles did was wrong, but…’ followed by a ‘BUT WHAT ABOUT RUDOLPH THOUGH OMG.’ You did it yourself. The overwhelming majority of your post is a case against the guy who had his uncovered head smashed with essentially a 6 pound rock.

    The actions of the two are/were nowhere near equal.

  67. World of snowflakes …. but but but he called me a name lol You did the crime buster so now do the time.

  68. Only a matter of time before Garret played the race card. I don’t believe it for a second, but if Rudolph did use racial slurs, Pouncy would probably nave let Garret beat the…..out of him.

  69. Must have been one of those Dog Whistles the left always talks about because nobody else could here it. And you can be sure that if he said it somebody would have come mentioned it by now. Awful lot of players in that pile!

  70. Of course he says that.
    It is the only card he knows.
    Slur!! All bets are off! Any reaction allowed!!
    Total justification for WTF they want…

    Ban him. And I don;t mean Rudolph.

  71. I think Myles is giving the NFL a chance to avoid this PR nightmare. It is better to keep this in house rather than running to press. Do we really expect the race card not to come out? Pretty much every democratic politician calls trump a racist.

  72. Pretty amazing how many people had their parabolic microphones pointed at these two so they can now immediately conclude that Garrett is lying. Why not wait to see what Garrett says before exercising your homerifics.

  73. Yeah, if that was the case I would have mentioned that IMMEDIATELY. Sorry Myles, I have to go with Mason on this one.

  74. Just when you think Garrett can’t get any dumber, he tries to pull the race card? What a loser. And even if Rudolpsh did say it, so what? That somehow in his mind makes his actions justifiable? This is no laughing matter and I don’t care what Rudolph said (which I don’t believe for a second he did say anything racial). He could’ve literally killed him with a direct hit. KILLED him!

  75. dualprime says:
    “..I bet the House Intelligence Committee could get to the bottom of this…”

    You mean exposing the accused as a complete liar, like they’re doing now?

  76. That makes me sick. Not because I think Rudolph said it, but because I think Garrett made it up. When you’re in the wrong and you know it, play the race card!

  77. If Garrett is lying there will be zero punishment. There have been numerous cases of people making up these type of charges and nothing is ever done about it. The Steelers’ offensive linemen were just as close to Rudolph as Garrett so hopefully the truth comes out even if it doesn’t mean anything.

  78. LIESSSSSSSS, Mason may be dumb but he aint STUPID!!! especially surrounded by 80% of players that don’t look like him and especially when his coach is Tomlin!!! Try again Myles and enjoy your suspension dummy!!

  79. In all the time playing from high school, college and now the pros, he’s never been called names?
    Talk to some current and ex players.
    They’ll probably tell you that that sort of talk, (racial slurs, gay slurs, etc.) is commonplace.
    So common that it’s like working at a landfill… After a while, you don’t even notice it.

  80. Garrett should lose his career for a comment like this. I’m against the blackballing of Kaepernick, but Garrett’s comment here is an example of someone LYING to inflame racial tension for his own selfish purpose.

  81. monarch76 says:
    November 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    I think Myles is giving the NFL a chance to avoid this PR nightmare. It is better to keep this in house rather than running to press. Do we really expect the race card not to come out? Pretty much every democratic politician calls trump a racist.

    —————————–

    Because he is.

  82. Pretty crappy reporting by ESPN. Does not give any context as to how Myles stated this. Makes Myles look like he’s just playing the race card. ESPN is wrong for just givinga snippet and not the entire transcript.

  83. terrystown says:
    November 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    Just when you think Garrett can’t get any dumber, he tries to pull the race card? What a loser. And even if Rudolpsh did say it, so what? That somehow in his mind makes his actions justifiable? This is no laughing matter and I don’t care what Rudolph said (which I don’t believe for a second he did say anything racial). He could’ve literally killed him with a direct hit. KILLED him!
    LOL! Literally? Myles has a right to defend himself. LOL could’ve killed him! really?

  84. If Mr. Rudolph did use a racial slur, and if Mr. Garrett (and some commenters on here) indicate that such a slur is justification for hitting someone with a helmet, then Antonio Brown had better be very careful when in the presence of Mike Mayock. Just sayin…

  85. If the accusation was fabricated, this is probably more reckless than swinging the helmet- definitely more unforgivable…
    He is messing with a man’s money now. That is not supposed to play among athletes, right? Hopefully, this can bring some much needed unity to the conversation. i won’t hold my breath, though…

  86. dualprime says:
    “..I bet the House Intelligence Committee could get to the bottom of this…”
    =================
    Yeah, but it would take at least 3 months of daily hearings…

  87. Racial slurs are meaningless these days. Words that are OK for one race to say, but not for anyone else, is a joke. Real, damaging racism is one thing, name calling is another.

  88. Well, considering how much of a punk Rudolph demonstrated himself to be – from his initial freaking-out on the field to his high-horse indignation after the game, he showed himself to be a schmuck (and awful QB, but that’s a separate matter) – I’m more inclined to believe this now than I would have been before the game.

    Best thing for this whole mess is to resolve it as quickly as possible. The league should have given Garrett a fixed number of games (rest of this season + 4 games seems to be a good consensus). If they had done so, I bet there wouldn’t have been leaks like this. This just makes a bad situation drag out. No one involved looks good, and the sooner it’s behind everyone the better.

  89. I said this would be this lowlifes excuse to try and get back in the league. Guarantee Stephen A Smith, Michael Wilbon and his ilk at espn contacted him to play the race card. It never fails. Next he will blame Trump.

  90. whynotjustadmitit says:
    November 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    Cop shoots unarmed man in back: “I’m waiting for the facts”

    Someone claims another person called them a slur: “Ohhh give me a BREAK!!”

    Timing is extremely suspect, but that’s literally all any of us know.

    20 155 Rate This
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    What a moronic argument….there is no evidence to wait for here. The level of stupidity you people reach never ceases to amaze me.

  91. “He called me a name so I tore off his helmet and hit him with it.”

    “Oh, okay, I didn’t know that. He called you a name! Your suspension is cancelled and you are hereby reinstated.”

    Hahahahahahaha

  92. I dont buy it. Pouncey was right there defending his QB.

    No black man is fighting or defending any white man calling another black man the N word. Period. Garrett’s lying.

  93. Lol, of course he pulls the race card. You know how the old saying goes: potentially kill a man on national TV, claim he’s a racist to wash you of all responsibility and guilt. Just pathetic.

  94. Let’s say Rudolph said something racial. Let’s say Rudolph said the N-word. We are at a very very very low point in our society if people are OK with Garrett’s reaction to hearing that word. What Garrett did was akin to assault with a deadly weapon. A square shot to the side of top of the head from a 300lb man swinging a football helmet could literally be deadly. So now people are OK with possible murder over offensive language? It’s scary how wrong that type of thinking is.

  95. So, at what point does claiming a racist comment was said towards you, if not true, actually makes YOU the racist?

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