New details on the brawl between NFL players Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph

The incident led to 33 players being disciplined.
2:18 | 02/16/20

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may have been breaking out between Myles Garrett of the Cleveland browns and mason Rudolph of the Pittsburgh steelers in December. For the first time, Garrett is opening up about what he says happened. As he's reinstated from his suspension. ABC's Zachary kiesch is here with more. Reporter: It's one of the worst fights on the field. 33 players were disciplined. Now, for the first time since that incident, Myles Garrett the guy at the center of it all is talking. Despite what he said, he wants to apologize and take accountability. This morning, Myles Garrett is opening up, the league hit the Cleveland browns' defensive end with an indefinite suspension after this fight with steelers quarterback mason Rudolph. In an ESPN interview, Garrett said what he heard sparked something inside of him. I went to take him down. He said some words as we're going down. What did he say to you? I mean, he called me the n-word. He could me a stupid n-word. Reporter: Rudolph has said the allegations are a bold-faced lie. Adding, this is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character. Rudolph's team is threatening legal action. The NFL saying in a statement, we looked into a matter and found no such evidence. The shocking moment that got Garrett suspended cost him the last six games of the season. I apologized. No need for that kind of violence. And it was idiotic, foolish -- it was childish on both parts. But it was on childish of me and what I did was wrong and I got what I deserved. Reporter: The league fined the browns and the steelers $250,000. Both players admitting they should have handled the situation differently. Should have done a better job of keeping my cool in that situation. Again, Garrett has been reinstated which means we expect to see him back on the field this year. NFL also said in their statement, there was no sound recorded for the field. Still raises a lot of questions. But Garrett is apologizing and accepting responsibility. He's owning up and on trying to turn the page. All right, Zachary, thank

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