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Rudolph's agent: Garrett legally liable after ESPN interview

The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November.

During an interview with ESPN, his first since being hit with a suspension after slugging Rudolph in the head with Rudolph's own helmet in the final seconds of a Browns win on Nov. 14, Garrett said Rudolph called the defensive end "the N-word."

Rudolph, as he did when Garrett made the claim while appealing the suspension in November, called the allegation "a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character." Tim Younger, Rudolph's agent, went a step further. Because Garrett conducted the interview in California, Younger said Garrett's "defamatory statement" has now exposed the former No. 1 pick to "legal liability."

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Baltimore 1420.875
Pittsburgh 880.500
Cleveland 6100.375
Cincinnati 2140.125
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Rudolph1765
Pass TDs: M. Rudolph13
Rush Yds: J. Conner464
Rush TDs: J. Conner4
Rec Yds: J. Washington735
Rec TDs: D. Johnson5
Int: M. Fitzpatrick5
Sacks: T. Watt14.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4428 (30)
Passing Yards: 3214 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1447 (29)
Points per game: 18.1 (27)
Yards per game: 276.8 (30)
Touchdowns: 25 (32)
Field Goals: 29 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4866 (5)
Passing Yards: 3455 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1753 (14)
Points per game: 18.9 (6)
Yards per game: 304.1 (5)
Touchdowns: 30 (5)
Field Goals: 25 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/29 M. Pouncey knee (Out)
12/29 J. Conner quad (Out)
12/24 M. Rudolph shoulder (IR)
12/15 J. Smith-Schuster knee (Out)
12/15 J. Conner shoulder (Questionable)
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