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Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis is remorseful after shoving Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison during a game. Lewis spoke about the incident Thursday, saying he needs "to be a better example."
Lewis talked to the NFL and head coach Andy Reid, and assured both entities the situation "is not going to happen again."
Greg Lewis on his incident against the Browns: "I lost my cool. As a parent, I need to be a better example & defuse the situation. It's something I shouldn't be a part of. I've spoken with Coach Reid & the NFL. From that standpoint, it's not going to happen again."
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) September 23, 2021
Lewis was ejected from the team's Week 1 win over the Browns after shoving Harrison with five minutes to go in the first quarter. The incident occurred after a play. Lewis believed Harrison intentionally stepped on a Chiefs running back as Harrison was getting up after a play. Lewis pushed Harrison, and Harrison responded with a shove of his own. Harrison was ejected from the contest, but Lewis was allowed to continue coaching.
Greg Lewis, Ronnie Harrison fined for actions
There was confusion over the situation, as it was initially reported Lewis escaped with a warning. Browns center — and NFLPA president — J.C. Tretter called for Lewis to be held to a higher standard since he is a coach. Tretter later confirmed Lewis received a fine from the league.
Lewis and Harrison were not suspended, and both men were available for their teams in Week 2.