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NFL coaches can’t get physical with officials — and they shouldn’t be pushing around opposing players, either

If it had been an official that Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Greg Lewis shoved to the side on Sunday, rather than Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison, his day would have been over.

That matters. And it’s precisely why the NFL has to do something about Sunday's sideline incident during Chiefs-Browns. The league protects officials from everyone. It protects coaches from players. It protects players from players. Now there’s a need for another step, making it crystal clear to every franchise that coaches can’t make the mistake of putting their hands on a player — even if they think they’re doing the right thing in a heated moment.