Myles Garrett, helmet a ‘weapon,’ banned for rest of season (copy)

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (right) reacts after swinging a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (left) on Thursday in Cleveland. Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday. David Richard/Associated Press

In a story posted Wednesday on, during an appeal hearing with the NFL, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett alleged that Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur just prior to last week's brawl on Thursday Night Football, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter, an accusation the Pittsburgh Steelers and former Oklahoma State quarterback strongly denies.

On Wednesday, Rudolph told reporters he didn't say anything to provoke Garrett or escalate the situation.


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