Myles Garrett Claims Mason Rudolph Used Racial Slur, Indefinite Ban Upheld

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The NFL upheld the indefinite ban brought down against Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on Thursday.

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was originally suspended for three games for his part in the melee that saw Garrett strike Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet, saw his ban reduced to two games.

Pouncey will not play in the Steelers’ rematch with the Browns in Week 13. He’ll also be fined $35,000.

Garrett on the other hand is finished for the rest of the season and the postseason should the Browns make it there. He must apply for reinstatement in the offseason. He’ll also be fined $45,000. On Wednesday, the league upheld the one-game suspension of Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi for his part in the scuffle.

Garrett claims that Rudolph used a racial slur but the Steelers and Rudolph’s attorney deny this. The league investigated the claim but found no evidence to support the claim.

Despite this, Garrett doubled down with the following statement on his Twitter:

Prior to the suspension, Garrett was in the conversation for defensive player of the year.

Source: Adam Schefter