Tennessee Titans tight end Chase Coffman was fined $30,000 for unnecessary roughness after an incident last Sunday in which he knocked down a Ravens assistant coach on the sideline, according to an NFL spokesman.

The assistant coach that Coffman leveled is Tony Coaxum, an assistant to special-teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg that's on a season-long internship, sources told The Baltimore Sun.


Coaxum was not injured. The play didn't draw a penalty, but it angered the Ravens and sparked communication between the team and the league office, as well as Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt.

One team source opined to The Sun that Coffman "should have been suspended."

Coffman "unnecessarily struck an opposing team's coach out of bounds in the fourth quarter," according to the league.

On the play, nickel back Danny Gorrer intercepted a pass as Coffman ran a sideline pattern. The video showed the Titans tight end run out of bounds and hit an unsuspecting Coaxum and then appeared to drag his cleats across the coach's body before returning to the field.
Coaxum is a former Army assistant coach who played cornerback at West Point. He has previous NFL internships with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants.



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