Thursday night’s brawl between Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett sparked a bunch of outrageous takes. It even resulted in Josina Anderson firing off a controversial tweet.
Shortly after the fight took place in Cleveland, Anderson tweeted “I would bet Myles Garrett will say he heard Mason Rudolph call him something egregious. Never seen Garrett act like that, ever.”
Her followers were offended by this post since they thought she was making it about race.
Anderson ended up deleting the tweet, but she wasn’t done yet stirring up controversy.
She also shared an image from the fight with the following message: “What word be used to describe this if an NFL player grabbed a female’s private parts in a non-consensual way? Pause. Would that be assault? Male or female, this non-consensual act right here is beyond invasive, provoking and wrong.”
Following her second controversial post, Anderson decided to apologize for her comments.
“Mistakes need to be owned, and I will own mine here,” Anderson wrote on Twitter. “With the benefit of additional angles, it’s clear my tweet misinterpreted one of the photos taken during the brawl. That’s my fault, I apologize. My goal is to always be completely accurate and fair.”
Mistakes need to be owned, and I will own mine here. With the benefit of additional angles, it's clear my tweet misinterpreted one of the photos taken during the brawl. That's my fault, I apologize. My goal is to always be completely accurate and fair.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 16, 2019
Obviously this isn’t a great look for Anderson, but it’s nice to see that she took full accountability here.
The NFL ultimately decided to suspend Garrett indefinitely, which means he’s out for at least the rest of the regular season and playoffs. As for Rudolph, the league has opted to fine him instead of dishing out another suspension.