Former Eagles wide receiver coach, now Chiefs assistant coach, Greg Lewis got into it with Browns safety Ronnie Harrison on the sideline this past Sunday.
Lewis and Harrison got into a brief shoving match in the first quarter of the Chiefs victory over the Browns. Lewis seemingly took exception to a Harrison tackle of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and pushed the safety off the young running back. Harrison responded with what could only be described as a good-old-fashioned throat punch to the former Eagle and was ejected for his actions.
Browns safety Ronnie Harrison was ejected for aggressively shoving Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis, who pushed Harrison first pic.twitter.com/ebJJgSuz1f
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 12, 2021
Ronnie Harrison Jr. was trying to get tf up outa there and Creed Humphrey was in the way, Greg Lewis pushed him and then tried to play victim after getting pushed back. This should of been offsetting penalties rather than Harrison getting ejected smh. pic.twitter.com/spZAeajDi1
— Chris L (@droppedballspod) September 13, 2021
In a call with the media, National Football League Players Association president and Browns center J.C. Tretter called for Lewis to be suspended for role in the altercation, according to KOMU-8 News.
“I expect that the coach gets held to the same standard – if not a higher standard – than Ronnie. I don’t think there’s any room for that in this league,” he said.
He plays for the Browns as well as being the NFLPA president? Yeah of course he’s going to call for Lewis to be suspended, not exactly the most neutral party to be deciding someone’s fate.
Chiefs Coach Andy Reid backed Lewis and his role in the scuffle.
“You don’t do that on our sideline, you don’t do that to our guys, bottom line,” stated Reid.
You do have to hand it to Lewis, though, he took the throat punch like a man, stuck up for his player and had Big Red in his corner after the incident. His former teammate Tra Thomas summed up the incident quite nicely.
Damn! Why is G Lew getting throat punched?
— Tra Thomas (@72TraThomas) September 12, 2021