“Officials are called upon to maintain order on the field, and sometimes while performing those duties, there is inadvertent contact between players and officials,” the league said in a statement on Tuesday, per NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero. “In this instance, in their judgment, the contact did not rise to the level of a foul.”
Pelissero reported, however, that Watson could face a fine for the two facemask penalties he incurred on Monday night.
Watson threw a pick-six in the first quarter and then was strip-sacked for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Browns dropped to 1-1 on the season.
Cleveland hosts the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.