An NFL spokesperson said the league found no evidence to support allegations that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur toward Browns defensive end Myles Garrett just prior to the fight at the end of last week’s game.
The fight resulted in Garrett’s indefinite suspension without pay which the NFL upheld Thursday.
ESPN and The Washington Post reported that during Garrett’s appeal hearing this week in New York he alleged that Rudolph used a slur. The Steelers issued a statement saying Rudolph disputed the allegations.
“Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland,” the Steelers said. “He will not discuss this accusation any further and his focus remains on preparation for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.”