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Chase Coffman says hitting Ravens assistant coach was unintentional

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Chase Coffman defended himself following Tennessee's loss to Pittsburgh.

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Either the general public needs an eye doctor or Titans tight end Chase Coffman is a liar.

Following the Steelers' comeback 27-24 win over the Titans, Coffman was asked about hitting Ravens special teams assistant coach Tony Coaxum on the sideline following an interception. Coffman's momentum took him to the Ravens sideline before he extended his right arm into Coaxum, decking him to the ground.

The Ravens sent the play to the league office, which fined Coffman $30,000 as a result.

"We've talked about it and we're both past it," Coffman said after Monday's game. "I would never go after someone intentionally to try to hurt them."

Unless the film makes it see much worse than what actually transpired, it's hard to believe Coffman.

Asked about the incident during Monday's press conference, Ravens coach John Harbaugh took a non-combative approach.

"It's really difficult to have a response to the level of punishment. I know the league, they have protocols, and they have standards and histories and things like that they look really hard at," he said. "We don't ever really question that part of it. That's in their purview. I was told it wasn't intentional, so I'll take them at their word on that, and we move forward."

Coffman should have been suspended in addition to his fine. Instead, he caught a touchdown against the Steelers, albeit in a loss.