The NFL Player’s Union said Monday that it has been informed that Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Greg Lewis was fined for his part in a sideline altercation with Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison during their Week 1 game. This contradicts an NFL Network report last week that only Harrison would be fined for the incident.
“It has been communicated to us that the Chiefs coach was fined by the NFL,” union president J.C. Tretter told Yahoo Sports on Monday.
The sum of the fine wasn’t disclosed, but a second union source said the NFLPA was notified of the fine in a communication from a league executive. A request for comment from an NFL spokesperson wasn’t returned Monday night.
Harrison was fined $12,128 for the exchange with Lewis, which began when the running backs coach shoved Harrison following a first-quarter sideline tackle of running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Video replay angles showed Harrison stepping away after tackling Edwards-Helaire, but then briefly planting a foot on the running back after Harrison had been bumped backward by a Chiefs offensive lineman. In the replays, it appeared that Lewis was reacting to seeing Harrison step on Edwards-Helaire. Lewis reacted by forcefully pushing Harrison to the side, at which point Harrison turned around and responded with an open hand shove to the coach’s chin and neck area.