Lepsis was ejected after incident in Baltimore

Updated: October 31, 2003, 10:46 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- An NFL spokesman says Matt Lepsis won't be fined for the incident in last week's game against Baltimore.

Lepsis was ejected when he shoved away the hands of an official during a heated argument with the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis in the second quarter.

Another official, not the one Lepsis moved, threw the flag and ejected Lepsis.

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan says after reviewing game tape, he's surprised Lepsis was ejected.

Shanahan says Lewis should have drawn a 15-yard penalty. He says Lewis grabbed Lepsis' facemask and taunted him after complaining about Lepsis' low block.

Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller then joined the fray, sticking his hand underneath Lepsis' jersey.

Shanahan says when the official tried to break things up, grabbing Fuller's arm, Lepsis pushed away Fuller, causing the official to move.


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