Things appear to finally be cooling off following the Myles Garrett helmet fiasco on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph has decided against seeking legal action, or any other additional action, against Garrett, according to multiple reports.
Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday after he ripped Rudolph’s helmet off and clubbed him over the head with it.
Rudolph’s agent had refused to rule out any potential legal action on Friday morning before the NFL announced its suspensions.
Cleveland police are not investigating the incident, either, because there was no complaint filed by Rudolph.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, who has a legal background, told 94.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that Garrett’s actions were “absolutely criminal” but did not think there would be any charges, citing that Rudolph was not injured from the incident.”
Garrett’s indefinite suspension was the longest suspension for an on-field incident in NFL history. In addition to Garrett, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended three games for his role — punching and kicking Garrett on the ground — and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game. Both teams were fined $250,000 each.
Rudolph was not suspended for his role in the altercation, although he could still face discipline in the form of a fine, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.