Myles Garrett told NFL officials Steelers QB Mason Rudolph hurled a racial slur at him before the infamous helmet attack … though Rudolph is calling BS.
As we previously reported, the Cleveland Browns star met with NFL officials to appeal the length of his suspension from the Nov. 14 incident.
During the meeting, Garrett told his side of the story … and claimed it was a racial slur from Rudolph that got him so pissed off, he ripped off the QB’s helmet and attacked him with it, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
But, Rudolph is VEHEMENTLY denying the claim — his lawyer has already issued a statement calling the allegation a flat-out lie.
“This false allegation was never asserted by Garrett in the aftermath of the game, never suggested prior to the hearing, and conspicuously absent in the apology published by the Browns and adopted by Garrett.”
“The malicious use of this wild and unfounded allegation is an assault on Mason’s integrity which is far worse than the physical assault witnessed on Thursday.”
“This is reckless and shameful.”
Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens just addressed the situation at Browns practice on Thursday, saying, “I stand by Myles and that’s not going to waver. I’ll support Myles in every way possible.”
Kitchens refused to disclose what he and Myles talked about following the incident.