The AFL grand final skirmish between Deputy Premier Bryan Green and a Northern Midlands councillor appears unlikely to result in any legal action.
It has been a week and a half since Cr Ian Goninon alleged that Mr Green punched him during the final quarter of the season decider, leaving the former South Launceston Football Club president with a bloodied nose.
Cr Goninon has refused to comment and has not returned calls since meeting his solicitors on Monday last week.
Before entering his 10-day silence, Mr Goninon alleged Mr Green had punched him with little provocation - a claim vehemently denied by the Deputy Premier.
Mr Green admitted that he "remonstrated strongly" with Cr Goninon after becoming fed up with constant harassment and heckling, but said he did not push or punch the man.
The day after the scuffle, Cr Goninon said he was seeking advice from his solicitors about laying charges.
His lawyers sought video footage from ground security but were disappointed to find there was no evidence of the incident.
The Melbourne Cricket Club has not been contacted by police about the matter.
Mr Green has also consulted lawyers and has not ruled out suing his accuser for defamation, but also appears to have little appetite for pursuing the matter through the courts.
Cr Goninon did not return calls yesterday.