Cleveland Browns defensive finish Myles Garrett’s determination to hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph together with his personal helmet is indefensible no matter what he heard, Corridor of Fame coach Tony Dungy stated Friday.
Garrett reportedly accused Rudolph of utilizing a racial slur in opposition to him previous to the brawl as he was making his case for a decreased suspension from the league at his enchantment listening to Wednesday. Nevertheless, Dungy advised “PFT Stay” that he has no sympathy for Garrett and that the defensive lineman needs to be judged for a way he reacted.
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“I’m sorry, I don’t have sympathy with Myles Garrett if, in reality. that’s what occurred,” Dungy stated. “If we’re within the backside of the pile and Mason Rudolph is kneeing you within the groin or he’s making an attempt to poke your eye out or he’s twisting your knee, one thing that’s going to have an effect on your means to do your work and your profession, then, yeah, you may go off. However you may’t go off as a result of any individual stated one thing to you.”
“Every kind of issues get stated on the market on the sphere,” the Tremendous Bowl-winning head coach added. “There’s four-letter phrases. On this case, it might have been a six-letter phrase, a multi-syllable phrase. All of that occurs. I can’t go off and jeopardize my group’s probabilities to go to the playoffs, my profession, my means to earn cash as a result of any individual known as me a reputation. I don’t care what title he stated, that’s not an excuse to me.”
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Dungy stated if he have been in Garrett’s sneakers, he would have addressed the alleged comment with the participant after the sport as a substitute of going berserk and getting suspended for the remainder of the season.
Garrett, whose suspension was upheld, stated in an announcement afterward that he knew what he heard with regard to Rudolph’s alleged comment.
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Rudolph has denied the allegation.