No proof Rudolph used racial slur in battle with Garrett, says league

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(Information) – The NFL mentioned on Thursday it discovered no proof to help allegations that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur towards Cleveland Browns defensive finish Myles Garrett previous to their battle throughout final week’s recreation.

Nov 14, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) throws the ball towards the Cleveland Browns through the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Obligatory Credit score: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports activities

Garrett was ejected within the closing seconds of the sport in Cleveland after ripping Rudolph’s helmet off and hanging him on the pinnacle with it.

Hit with an indefinite suspension, Garrett will miss the remainder of the common season and any playoff video games and should meet with the commissioner’s workplace earlier than a call on his reinstatement will probably be taken.

The suspension was upheld on Thursday.

The NFL has fined Rudolph for his function within the battle.

ESPN reported that in Garrett’s attraction listening to on Wednesday in New York he alleged that Rudolph used a slur however the NFL mentioned on its web site here that it had discovered no proof to substantiate the allegation.

The Steelers issued a press release saying their quarterback denied the allegation.

“Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of utilizing a racial slur through the incident Thursday evening in Cleveland,” the Steelers mentioned.

Garrett mentioned on Twitter: “I do know what I heard.

“I used to be assured that the listening to was house that afforded the chance to talk brazenly and truthfully concerning the incident that led to my suspension,” he tweeted.

“This was not meant for public dissemination, nor was it a handy try to justify my actions or restore my picture within the eyes of these I disillusioned. “Whether or not my opponent’s remark was born out of frustration or ignorance, I can not say. However his actions don’t excuse my lack of restraint within the second, and I actually remorse the affect this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted followers.”

Writing by Jahmal Nook in Los Angeles; Modifying by Peter Rutherford