As the Myles Garrett/Mason Rudolph back-and-forth continues, former Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey has stepped up to provide further details on the aftermath of the on-field confrontation between the two.
In an interview with ESPN over the weekend, Garrett doubled down on his claim that Rudolph called him a racial slur on the field back on November 14, which led to his helmet-swinging reaction. Garrett alleges Rudolph referred to him as a “stupid n-word.”
Garrett also maintained his story that he told Dorsey and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi about the reported racial slur the night of the altercation. Ogunjobi came forward in December and confirmed Garrett’s story.
Now, Dorsey has done his own confirming. Earlier today, he told Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal that Garrett was being truthful regarding what happened post-game on November 14.
On Monday, Dorsey told the Beacon Journal in text messages it’s “correct” and “it’s the truth” that Garrett informed him of the racial slur accusation right away.
Dorsey’s assertion is consistent with a prepared statement he released Nov. 21 in which he said Garrett “was open and honest with us about the incident from the start.”
Former #Browns GM John Dorsey says Myles Garrett told him right away Mason Rudolph used a racial slur.
In ESPN interview, Garrett says he told Dorsey, coaches and DT Larry Ogunjobi about accusation on heels of Nov. 14 fight. Ogunjobi confirmed on Dec. 1.https://t.co/2EFrtzo4JO
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) February 17, 2020
While Garrett has been consistent with his story since the night of the incident, it remains his word against Rudolph’s. Rudolph’s attorney has since said he could seek legal action against Garrett.
Garrett was suspended the remaining six games of the 2019 season for hitting Rudolph with his helmet. He was reinstated by the league last week.