BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns defense’s Miles Garrett said Friday that he overcame last year’s incident against the Steelers, in which he tore off Mason Rudolph’s helmet and stabbed the Pittsburgh defender.
Garrett, who was suspended due to the incident, said he expects a clear rematch on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
“We’ll see when we play,” Garrett said. “But their head coach [Mike Tomlin] they said they had passed. We passed as a team. We are ready to go out there and play ball. “
Garrett missed the last six games of the season, was fined $ 45,623 and lost about $ 1
Privately appealing his suspension, and later publicly on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Garrett accused Rudolph of inciting him by calling him the “N-word.” Both Rudolph and Tomlin denied the charge.
On Tuesday, Tomlin said last year’s incident would have no impact on Sunday’s game and that his team “is not looking for this low-hanging fruit or this reality TV story.”
Garrett said he would focus on playing under the whistle.
“[We won’t] “Worry about what they’re doing to disappoint us or throw us out of the game,” Garrett said. But I think they will play a clean, fair game and we will do the same. “
Garrett said he did not expect a warm welcome from the 6,000 fans who will be admitted to Heinz Field on Sunday.
“I mean, we’re brown,” Garrett said. “I expect to be booed.”
The Browns (4-1) started best in 1994, and the Steelers were 4-0 for the first time since 1979, when they continued to win the Super Bowl.
Cleveland has not won in Pittsburgh in 17 years.
“We’re winning there,” Garrett said.[and] most people would give us some respect and would see us as a legitimate team throughout the league. “