Pittsburgh quarterback Stiller Mason Rudolph said on Friday that he would not press criminal charges against Cleveland Browns defensive end Miles Gareth, deferring to the National Football League any decisions about disciplinary action against a player who hit him in the head with his own head Thursday's game of the night.
"# Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not take legal action against #Browns DE Miles Garrett after last night's melee, a source said. Rudolph believes the situation is extremely NFL issue, "Ian Rapoport, an NFL internal spokesman and host of RapSheet, wrote on Twitter.
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24-year-old Rudolph, who became the Steelers' starting season defensive lineman and was injured in a season ̵
"I thought it was a cowardly and violent league," Rudolph said. "There are plenty of tapes to watch. I haven't seen her yet. I don't know what the rules are. I know it was a bush league and a total hectic fear on his part. Good, I'll take it. I'm not getting away from any bully. We'll see what happens. "
A blow to the head has caused particular concern since Rudolph was hospitalized briefly in October after receiving a blow to his head during a game against Baltimore Ravens. The third-quarter blow knocked Rudolph cold and left some of his
In Thursday's game, Rudolph had just completed a short pass to running back to Trey Edmunds when he was tackled by Gareth while on the ground, Rudolph tried to grab the helmet after Garrett The two collided, which ended with Gareth taking down Rudolph's helmet and hitting him. his role in the ugly feud with the Steelers, in a game Cleveland won 21-7.
He should also meet with the commissioner's office before deciding on his recovery, the NFL said. He was fined an undisclosed amount. The league also fines the Browns and Steelers $ 250,000 for each incident. Gareth also apologized to "Mason Rudolf, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and the NFL" in a statement Friday.
Gareth teammate Larry Ogunobi and Pittsburgh Steelers center Sturlers Mourkis Punchy were also terminated and fined. Ogunbjobi received a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine for pushing Rudolph during an out-of-control grind. Pouncey received a three-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount for "battles, including hitting and kicking an opponent." Kick in the helmet. Gareth, Ogunobi, and Punchy were thrown out.
Ryan Gaidos contributed to this report.