Mason Rudolph: Myles Garrett’s claim is “totally untrue”

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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph adamantly denies he used a racial slur toward Browns defensive end Myles Garrett before Garrett ripped off his helmet and bashed him over the head with it.

“It’s totally untrue. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe he would go that route after the fact,” Rudolph said after today’s game.

Asked if Rudolph could have said anything that Garrett interpreted as a racial slur, Rudolph said, “Absolutely not. There was nothing. Not even close.”

Garrett has been suspended for the rest of this season for his actions, while Rudolph was fined $50,000 for his own role in the brawl. The NFL investigated Garrett’s claim that Rudolph used a racial slur and could find no evidence of it.

Rudolph was benched today against the Bengals and it’s unclear whether he’ll play next week when the Steelers and Browns meet again.

52 responses to “Mason Rudolph: Myles Garrett’s claim is “totally untrue”

  1. I don’t think this guy has recovered from the concussion he suffered few weeks ago. I thought he was done then.

  2. Clearly your head was sting rung from his blow and you weren’t into the game today. Showed by performance. It’s over Rudolph, move on

  3. Yea – we already heard him say that. Thanks for re-iterating evidence you back up what you beliecebteh truth to

  4. When it gets closer to Christmas, they’ll ask Rudolph to guide the team.
    Especially if it’s foggy out.

  5. Myles, Myles, Myles. You took a despicable act and made it despicable-er. Just apologize already so this man won’t have this cloud hanging over his head for the rest of his career, even though he probably won’t. Still, man up and do the right thing.

  6. Of course he didn’t say that. Garrett would’ve said it to anyone and everyone immediately afterward if it had happened. Garrett simply lied.

  7. What do you expect Rudolph to say? Even if he did say something racial, he’s not going to ever admit it or he’d be cooking your happy meals at McDonald’s next week. As a Cleveland fan, I was disgusted by what Garrett did, and feel like received a fair punishment. But I also think something made him snap like that. He’s been a model citizen at every level of football he’s ever played, on and off the field. This isn’t a Vontaze Burfict or a James Harrison situation where there is a lengthy history. Something made an historically calm person lose it. We will probably never know what.

  8. Sure. NFL did not say they that. They said they could not find any evidence. Contest the fine handed down show everyone you were treated unfairly.

  9. Not condoning the actions of anyone involved, but Garrett had already been fined 2 or 3 times this season, and his pre-draft statement quite possibly did him no favors “If you don’t draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years. “I’ll knock your QB out of the game every time we play you.”

  10. Can’t wait till this guy goes back to being irrelevant. I 100% believe Garrett. The dude has been an outstanding role model in the local community.

  11. But wait, did mason not call 2 players in high school racial slurs and suspended for six games for it? I think I’ll side with Myles on this.

  12. Rudolph should fire back at Garrett with equally unfounded claims. “Garrett cannot control himself and is a known liar. Garrett clearly has substance abuse issues”. Seems more believable to be honest.

  13. He seems like one of those kids who got frustrated and would lash out at parents or teachers. I bet that helmet to the noggin was the first spanking he’s received in his life.

  14. Myles Garrett would have mentioned the racial slur the same time he said he lost control in the moment. Matter of fact his comments I dont think he understood the gravity of what happened.

    The racial slur had gotta be a lie try get a lighter sentence.

  15. xiiprestige says:
    November 24, 2019 at 5:44 pm
    But wait, did mason not call 2 players in high school racial slurs and suspended for six games for it? I think I’ll side with Myles on this.
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    Somehow if this were fact, I’m fairly certain the media would be screaming it from the rooftops.

  16. Miles Garrett is the real racist for making such an absurd claim. Everyone in the world knows we would have heard about any racial comments the moment it happened. The league took your team away once, they should do it again. The classless people from the mistake on the lake don’t know how to be NFL fans.

  17. All those players on the field. All the microphones present. And no one but Garrett heard it. And Garrett didn’t tell ANYONE – not his coach or his team mates – until trying to mitigate his own punishment. Suuuuure Myles.

  18. The benched, dirty playing, soon to be ex-NFLQuarterback dost protest too much methinks.

  19. How hard would it be to have both parties take a lie detector test? Not like this is a court case and results are inadmissible. If you aren’t lying then you should have no problem taking the test.

  20. We know Mason, we know. Well, thinking people know you are telling the truth. Unfortunately however the damage has been done, as we just seen with your HC dog whistling Garrett today by benching you.

  21. TouchdownBrowns says:
    November 24, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    How hard would it be to have both parties take a lie detector test? Not like this is a court case and results are inadmissible. If you aren’t lying then you should have no problem taking the test.

    I agree 100% I wonder which one would fold. One of them is lying.

  22. TouchdownBrowns says:
    How hard would it be to have both parties take a lie detector test? Not like this is a court case and results are inadmissible. If you aren’t lying then you should have no problem taking the test.
    ————————
    What would be the point? Even if he did say it, it wouldn’t be any excuse for what Garrett did. If someone calls you a name and you go nuts, you’re an idiot with no self control. This accusation only serves to try and distract from the stupid and dangerous thing Garrett did.

  23. Here’s what matters now:

    Cleveland’s path to the playoffs (taking into account all tiebreakers):

    1. Win out.
    2. OAK loses @KC next week.
    3. TEN loses @IND next week.
    4. IND loses @NO Dec. 16.

    Book it.

  24. ….sure Mason.
    and Myles it make take a few more years before bodycams become standard uniform attire to prove your point.

    #bodycamsprovelivesmatter

  25. It’s all best forgotten. Let Garret do his time this year and it will all be faint memory next year. Rudolph lost his temper and put himself in a bad place by chasing him. Rudolph has bigger problems right now. Like adjusting to a league that has him figured out. He has plateaued at the moment.

  26. dstill07 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    Miles Garrett is the real racist for making such an absurd claim. Everyone in the world knows we would have heard about any racial comments the moment it happened. The league took your team away once, they should do it again. The classless people from the mistake on the lake don’t know how to be NFL fans.

    Hey smart guy, the NFL did not take away the team, Art modell moved it.

    Also what does players on field action have to do with how fans behave? 🙄

  27. Rudolph was caught in a few lies about the situation and how it unfolded already. I don’t believe a word he says.

  28. The media is a collective head scratcher sometimes. If you have the opportunity to ask this “QB” a question, why not ask him what he was doing with his foot there in the guy’s crotch, or why after he was on his feet he was running toward the conflict without a helmet? Apparently someone thought that suddenly he was going to shine light on a racist comment that he made (or didn’t make) instead….

  29. Garrett waited a week for his lawyers to make sure
    there were no on-field recordings before making his claim.

  30. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says:
    November 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    What do you expect Rudolph to say? Even if he did say something racial, he’s not going to ever admit it or he’d be cooking your happy meals at McDonald’s next week. As a Cleveland fan, I was disgusted by what Garrett did, and feel like received a fair punishment. But I also think something made him snap like that.

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    What Garret did falls outside the game. It’s not like when Burfict hits a guy too hard in a play. Garret assaulted a guy after the play was done. If he did this at a Corporate job he would not only be fired but arrested. He should be banned from the NFL for life

  31. dstill07 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    Miles Garrett is the real racist for making such an absurd claim. Everyone in the world knows we would have heard about any racial comments the moment it happened. The league took your team away once, they should do it again. The classless people from the mistake on the lake don’t know how to be NFL fans.
    ———-
    You really don’t know what you’re talking about, do you?

  32. Garrett had a solid week to say something,but he waited until his appeal meeting with the NFL to make this accusation? I don’t believe that Rudolph used a racial slur. I believe that Garrett was just trying to get his suspension reduced by making up this lie.

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