Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph said he would not file charges against Cleveland Brown's defense Myles Garrett on Friday and suspend all disciplinary action against the player who hit him on his head on Thursday with his own helmet the National Football League postpone the game of the night.
"# Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not take legal action against # Brown's DE Myles Garrett after last night's close combat, the source said. Rudolph sees the situation solely as an NFL issue, "wrote Ian Rapoport, NFL insider and moderator of" RapSheet, "on Twitter.
CLEVELAND BROWNS 'MYLES GARRETT SUSPENDED INDEFINITIVE TO BRAWL WITH STEELERS, TEAMS FINED $ 250G AFTER ESPN Reported He Feels OK After Hitting the Helm and for Pittsburgh's Next Match on November 24 in Cincinnnati " to go well ". But he had strong words regarding Garrett's approach.
"I found it cowardly and Bush League," said Rudolph What are the rules. I know it was Busch league and a totally cowardly move from his side. It's okay, I suppose. I will not back down from a bully. We'll see what happens.
The blow to the head was a particular problem, as Rudolph had been briefly hospitalized in October after beating his head during a game against the Baltimore Ravens, and the third-quarter hit left Rudolph getting cold and leaving some of his Steelers teammates emotionally on the field.
In the game on Thursday, Rudolph had just made a short pass to run back to Trey Edmunds when he was attacked by Garrett.While he was down, Rudolph appeared Garrett's helmet, and the two ended up in an argument that ended with Garrett taking Rudolph's helmet off and hitting him.
Garrett, 23, was suspended indefinitely for the remainder of the regular season and the postseason The NFL in a statement on Friday with For his role in the ugly brawl with the Steelers in a game that won Cleveland 21
e In deciding on his reinstatement, he must also meet with the Commissioner's office, the NFL said. He was sentenced to a fine. The League fined the Browns and the Steelers for the incident with a fine of $ 250,000 each. Garrett also apologized to "Mason Rudolph, my teammate, our entire organization, our fans and the NFL" in a statement on Friday.
Garrett's team-mate Larry Ogunjobi and Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey were also suspended and fined. Ogunbjobi was given a no-pay gaming ban and a fine for shoving Rudolph during out-of-control close combat. Pouncey received a three-game ban and was fined because he "fought and knocked an opponent down and kicked" Garrett in the helmet. Garrett, Ogunjobi and Pouncey were all ejected.
Ryan Gaydos of Fox News contributed to this report.