Kansas City Chiefs running back coach Greg Lewis is remorseful after pushing Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison in a game. Lewis opened up about the incident on Thursday, saying he had to “be a better example.”
Lewis spoke to the NFL and head coach Andy Reid, and assured the two entities that the situation “will not happen again.”
Lewis was kicked out of the team’s Week 1 win over the Browns after pushing Harrison five minutes to go in the first quarter. The incident happened after a play. Lewis believed Harrison intentionally stepped on a Chiefs comeback as Harrison stood up after a play. Lewis pushed Harrison, and Harrison responded with a push of his own. Harrison was kicked out of the competition, but Lewis was allowed to continue coaching.
Greg Lewis and Ronnie Harrison fined for actions
Lewis and Harrison were both fined for their actions in the days following the contest, a 33-29 victory for the Chiefs. Harrison was fined $ 12,128. The amount of Lewis’ fine was not disclosed.
There was confusion over the situation, as it was initially reported that Lewis escaped with a warning. Browns center – and NFLPA chairman – JC Tretter has called for Lewis to be held to a higher standard since he is a coach. Tretter later confirmed that Lewis had been fined from the league.
Lewis and Harrison were not suspended and both men were available for their teams in Week 2.