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Mason Rudolph's Agent Threatens Legal Action Against Myles Garrett

Myles Garrett swings at Mason Rudolph with the QB's helmet.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers fights with defensive end Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Steelers 21-7. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Myles Garrett didn't back down from his stance regarding Mason Rudolph. In an interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes, he said the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback used a racial slur against him.

The NFL suspended Garrett for striking Rudolph over the head with his own helmet during a Thursday Night Football matchup in November. He ended up missing six games before being reinstated by the league.

Most of the drama regarding this situation subsided until Garrett conducted the interview with ESPN this week, saying "He called me the N-word. He called me a ‘stupid N-word.'”

Rudolph responded on Twitter to Garrett's allegations that he used a racial slur, saying "I did not, have not, and would not utter a racial-slur. This is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character."

Rudolph's legal team also released a statement regarding this situation.

"Mr. Garrett maliciously uses this false allegation to coax sympathy, hoping to be excused for what clearly is inexcusable behavior. Despite other players and the referee being in the immediate vicinity, there are zero corroborating witnesses - as confirmed by the NFL," Younger & Associates said. "Although Mr. Rudolph had hoped to move forward, it is Mr. Garrett who has decided to utter this defamatory statement - in California. He is now exposed to legal liability."

With the offseason officially upon us, it's very likely this story will be one to watch moving forward.

It's also fair to say that fans will be eager to watch the Browns take on the Steelers next season.