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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