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Cleveland Brown’s safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. was fined $ 12,128 by the NFL for pushing Kansas City Chiefs running back Greg Lewis during their game last Sunday.
Lewis, however, was not fined for first pushing Harrison.
The incident occurred in the first quarter after Harrison tackled running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire along the Kansas City sideline on the Chiefs’ opening run. When Harrison got up, he bumped into Chiefs center Creed Humphrey and stepped back at Edwards-Helaire. After Lewis pushed Harrison away, Harrison took revenge by pushing him back in the neck.
Officials originally marked the Kansas City bench with unsportsmanlike conduct. But after they were reunited, they reversed the penalty, marked and shot Harrison out.
“It’s the oldest in football and in sports – the game’s officials always see the other guy,” Brown’s coach Kevin Stefanski said earlier this week. “Ronnie has to show some calm there and not take revenge.”
Brown center and NFLPA president JC Tretter said Monday that Lewis should be disciplined by the NFL for his role in the showdown.
“I expect the coach to be kept to the same standard – if not a higher standard – than Ronnie,” Tretter said. “To be the first in there and be a coach, put your hands on an opponent.”
Kansas City won the match, 33-29.