Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward defended his teammate, Mason Rudolph, on Thursday.
Cam Heyward says that the NFL is a brotherhood and honor to be part of it. He goes on to say that Mason Rudolph told him that he NEVER said a racial slur. Cam Heyward is shocked that Myles Garrett is claiming such a thing. Read on to see how Cam Heyward Defends Mason…
Steelers DL Cam Heyward was very strong in defending Rudolph.
Said Rudolph came up to him at the end of practice and told him: “I did not say that.” pic.twitter.com/v5Q1lDJhBa
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 21, 2019
CelebNSports247.com reports that Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward says that “he doesn’t believe that is was actually said” while speaking to the press.
Myles Garrett is claiming that he was enraged with Mason Rudolph for using a racial slur against him. Rudolph’s teammate Cam Heyward is stating that Mason “is being villainized by it.”
Heyward said, via video from Brooke Pryor of ESPN:
He said, ‘I’m going to be labeled as that.’ I just don’t think that’s right. That’s my teammate, and I’m going to fight for him.
NOTE: Garrett was asked immediately after the game whether Rudolph had said something to set him off, and he said:
You’ve got to go look at it. I’m not going to comment on it.
Something happened and something was said, but we get Mason is denying it. If he is proved as a liar now, his teammates that are supporting him like Cam is, will feel and look dumb in the media eye.
“I did not say that,” said Rudolph.
The only thing that is helping Mason at this point is the fact that Heyward said Rudolph told him at the end of practice “I did not say that.”
Heyward concluded by saying:
I think we’ve just got to open up to our mistakes as men and move on. For [the slur allegation] to be a part of the appeal is stupid to me because that doesn’t get you out of what you did. And we’ve got to move forward and he’s got to own up to his actions.
Despite the allegations that Rudolph used a racial slur or not, Garrett’s indefinite suspension for hitting Rudolph in the head with the quarterbacks’ helmet was upheld by appeals officer James Thrash.