Some say that Claypool entered the fight to defend another friend after an incident that started inside the pub about money being thrown at a woman escalated and moved outside.
TMZ reports that police were called but that by the time they arrived, all those involved had fled the area and no criminal charges were filed.
Both parties reportedly left “without additional incident,” and the 22-year-old Notre Dame graduate was apparently rescued by bystanders.
Steelers picked up Claypool in the second round of the upcoming NFL draught. The 6’4″, 238-pound Canadian had 16 regular-season appearances, catching 62 passes for 873 yards and nine touchdowns.
He also scored twice on the ground. As a bonus, he caught two touchdown passes in the team’s playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns.
“I didn’t need to worry about the quick start getting to me,” Claypool told reporters in December. I don’t want to become someone else as a result of this. To my knowledge, it has not.
Whether or not the NFL will investigate the matter under its personal conduct policy is unknown at this time.
Chase Claypool Steelers: NFL Star Involved in Heated Bar Brawl, Kicked a Man on His Face
Chase Claypool, a talented wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, reportedly got into a brawl at a pub in Southern California late at night, as evidenced by recordings obtained by TMZ.
On March 13th, at the Wild Goose Tavern in Costa Mesa, California, was the location of the Chase Claypool fight.
Dollar bills being thrown at a female patron apparently ignited the disagreement that led to the brawl inside the club.
According to the latest information about Chase Claypool, the 22-year-old is not thought to be the initiator, but rather acted quickly to aid a buddy.
Claypool, who was in the middle of the action at one point, kicked one of his opponents square in the face.
The 22-year-buddies old’s eventually pulled him away from the brawl as onlookers yelled at him to stop getting involved.
As reported by TMZ on Wednesday morning, the rookie of the year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chase Claypool, was allegedly captured on tape taking part in a bar fight.
TMZ claims the footage was shot on March 13 in Costa Mesa, California, and that no one was ever arrested or charged with a crime in connection with it.
The blog points out, and the video seems to corroborate, that Claypool was not the instigator in the brawl that started in the bar and ended in the parking lot.