Larry Ogunjobi says Myles Garrett told him about racial slur immediately after

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The Browns didn’t have Myles Garrett for the second meeting with the Steelers. The defensive end missed Sunday’s rematch as part of his indefinite suspension for pegging Mason Rudolph in the head with the quarterback’s own helmet two weeks ago.

Garrett alleged during his appeal hearing with the NFL that Rudolph directed a racial slur at him, prompting his reaction.

Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi returned Sunday after serving a one-game suspension for his part in the melee and spoke for the first time since Garrett’s allegation. He backed Garrett, saying Garrett told him about the alleged racial slur immediately after the game.

Ogunjobi is the first Browns player or coach to acknowledge Garrett said something in the immediate aftermath of the Week 11 ugliness.

“You’ve got to remember, nobody has ever gone through this process before,” Ogunjobi said, via Jason Lloyd of TheAthletic.com. “It’s our third year; we’ve never had something like that happen.”

Garrett was asked by reporters immediately after the game whether Rudolph had said something to set him off, and he said, “You’ve got to go look at it. I’m not going to comment on it.”

“I feel like he’s upset people were calling him a liar,” Ogunjobi said. “That’s not something to joke about. He’s not that type of person.”

Yet, Garrett apologized to Rudolph in a statement the day after the incident, which leads to the question of why if Rudolph used a racial slur?

41 responses to “Larry Ogunjobi says Myles Garrett told him about racial slur immediately after

  1. Yeah, the only guy backing up Garrett’s story just so happens to be the only other Browns player suspended. What a joke of a franchise. The “Steelers started it” rally cry sure was cute for a couple days. Now, shut up, and sink back into irrelevancy Cleveland… The Steelers finished you!

  2. So lets think about this critically and summarize the sequence of events:

    Myles Garrett loses his temper ==> PR puts out a insincere, cookie-cutter apology ==> his agents come up with the “racist” defense ==> no one believes him or corroborates his story ==> his teammate suddenly “remembers” weeks later…

    Yeah, totally believable. I wonder how much Larry Ogunjobi got paid by Myles. Hope the amount was worth his honor and integrity.

  3. Unless it was picked up on a microphone then it did not happen. Sad that people play this narrative nowadays when they think it will help them. All that does is make other never believe it when it really does happen…..should be ashamed of yourself

  4. Insert Dr. Evil “right” meme here. Yet another guy who somehow remembered being told about a racial slur after the game who didn’t mention it until a week+ passed? Likely story.

  5. He tried to smash a guy’s head in with a helmet but lying about a racial incident, No way, He’s not that kind of guy.

  6. Help me understand this. You’re saying nothing was said because the process was all new to you?

    Okay, let’s play this out. Melee happens. Rudolph gets clunked on head. Immediately after the game, “hey what happened”. “He called me a racial slur”. “Oh, really? Well, since we’ve only been in the league a few years how about if we wait to see how the process unfolds”. “Yes, that sounds really reasonable”.

    Process unfolds. And it goes badly for the Browns,

    “You know, maybe we should have said something about that racial slur”.

    Yeah. I’m sure that’s exactly how it went down.

  7. What is not said is who was his defensive coach in prior years and then the head coach last year. There were articles that said the Browns played like it was a bounty game. Two helmet hits and then the clobbering of a quarterback with his helmet. He was coached by none other than Gregg Williams who admitted his involvement in the Saints bounty scandal.

  8. johnteedee says:
    December 1, 2019 at 11:46 pm
    What is not said is who was his defensive coach in prior years and then the head coach last year. There were articles that said the Browns played like it was a bounty game. Two helmet hits and then the clobbering of a quarterback with his helmet. He was coached by none other than Gregg Williams who admitted his involvement in the Saints bounty scandal.
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    So, we shouldn’t blame the player that actually did this, we should blame the Defensive Coordinator…..the FORMER Defensive Coordinator….??….

    Go Hawks!

  9. randomcommenter :

    I agree with you. No way a man who tried to kill somebody, would go as far as lying about a racial slur.

  10. I don’t think Mason Rudolph said any slur, however I can’t deny that Myles Garrett heard it in his head. Either someone else said it (possibly in a different context) and he thought Mason said it in the heat of that moment. This isn’t a case of one person is lying.

  11. I don’t condone racism but even if Rudolph did say something like that you simply can’t smack him in the head with a helmet.

  12. Who cares? The Steelers just beat you with a practice squad Quarterback, backup running back, and back up receivers with minimal NFL experience. Classless organization from top to bottom the Browns are. Should have stayed in Baltimore

  13. Should be suspended another game for lying and sued for defamation of character. Garrett arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. I mean their were millions of witnesses to the assault.

  14. You waited a week after Garrett’s claim became public to back his story. This strains credulity. No one believes you.

    Either Larry and Miles are incredibly naive, terminally dumb, or scathingly dishonest.

    Oh and again.
    No one believes you.

  15. Get the tee shirt story right , will ya! Kitchens originally said ‘that stuff shouldn’t happen’ and then days later changed to full support of Garrett and wearing the tee shirt. What changed? Dee Haslam was in public wearing a Garrett 95 cap and showing full support for Garrett, thus Kitchens fell in line wearing the tee shirt. Kitchens probably wouldnt have worn the shirt if Haslam hadnt pushed the public support of the browns player, who rightfully got suspended.

  16. Seems the Browns cannot get their stories straight who said what when. Your memory comes back a week later when Garretts also lost memory and out of the blue oh yea racial remark. Nice try when all fails lets use the race card. The league should look into this guys lying

  17. So, he’s saying Garrett came up with his pathetic excuse after the game? Garrett had to try to find something to defend his indefensible acts, so he played the race card. Garrett has NO credibility. Pathetic. The Browns remain a joke of a franchise.

  18. If it is true and I think it was it does not matter since the Steeler Q.B. started everything. If it were me and I got I called the N word I would have used the crown of the helmet to beat him silly!

  19. “Yet, Garrett apologized to Rudolph in a statement the day after the incident, which leads to the question of why if Rudolph used a racial slur?”

    Maybe just maybe, In the calm after the storm, Garrett realized that his actions were totally unacceptable?

  20. First of all: BS, no one cares about this guy’s hearsay weeks later.
    Second, it has become more and more obvious week after week Kitchens is way out of his league being a head coach. I actually do feel for him to a point. It’s clear he is in way over his head and really has no idea how to be a HEAD football coach and lead an ENTIRE team. That being said, he needs to take control of this team before he loses his job, unless it is already too late…

  21. I’m a Seahawks fan who couldn’t care less about the Browns or Steelers, or their rivalry. But that was a classless clown move by Kitchens. I wanted to root for the underdog Browns but this stuff is just immature childish nonsense and I ended up laughing at the Browns after that beatdown by the Steelers. Couldn’t believe I was rooting for the Duck and Company, and applauded the Steelers for ending all that nonsense.

    Congrats to the Browns, Kitchens, and Garrett for turning your team into a hated laughingstock. It’s like it wasn’t enough being known as the factory of sadness, so you had to add poor sportsmanship and childish behavior to the mix. Now everyone hates the Browns and kitchens will have a hard time finding his next job in the NFL.

  22. Does it really matter? Even if it’s true that a racial slur was slung it doesn’t give anyone the right to hit another person with a helmet or anything else turned weapon. The whole incident was stupid to begin with. Mason should have just laid there until the whistle blew and either Garrett got up or was pulled off. But Mason’s stupidity, regardless of the reason (terrible play) doesn’t justify the attach by Garrett.

  23. Even if true he should have said something immediately afterwards, there’s just no real good explanation as to why he wouldn’t have. With that said I have a suspicion that there are those within the Steelers organization who don’t necessarily believe Rudolph’s denials, and if that’s the case it could lead to an ugly turn of events on several different fronts for Rudolph down the road.

  24. The only way we’ll know is if Garrett and Ogunjobi have a conscience and fess up. But they don’t so they won’t.

  25. TheGuru says:
    December 2, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Has anyone asked Mason Rudolph if he did or didn’t?
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    We havent had to. The day before the story broke Rudolph “spontaneously” gave a statement claiming he didnt say anything to escalate the confrontation.

    The day before the racism accusation became public. Hmmmmmm I believe in the PR world thats called “getting ahead of the story”

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