The National Football League was forced to remind head coaches around the league to make sure they and their staff members act as professionals on the sidelines during games after an incident broke out between Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Greg Lewis and Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison in Week 1.
During the Chiefs season-opening win, Harrison was ejected from the game after being disqualified for shoving Lewis, who is the Chiefs running backs coach, in the first quarter. Lewis, however, had already placed his hands on Harrison in what looked like an effort to shove him away from Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire who was on the ground.
Harrison was originally critiqued for looking as if he was stepping on Edwards-Helaire but after the fact, the play seemed much more innocent than anything intentional, as players were just tangled up. However, the altercation ensued and those involved had to be separated.
It’s still unknown if either Lewis or Harrison will receive any sort of fine from the NFL but at the very least, the NFL has investigated it enough to feel the need to remind its coaches about the proper ways to handle themselves.
Lewis has been with the Chiefs organization since the 2017 season in which he was installed as the team’s wide receivers coach under his old head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles in Andy Reid. Lewis has worked with the receivers for four seasons, but he transitioned to running backs instead after the Chiefs lost Deland McCullough back to the college ranks after he took a position with the University of Indiana.