Cincinnati Bengals head coach was apparently in a clowning mood on Monday when he was asked about this week’s opponent, the Cleveland Browns and their little issue at quarterback you may have heard about.
Lewis, in a dismissive tone, told WLW-AM, via NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling:
“You’ve got to go defend the offense, you don’t defend the player.”
After short pause… “Particularly a midget.”
By nightfall, Lewis was apologizing for his not-so-PC remark:
“I apologize to Johnny, the Browns and all the fans in Cleveland… It was just a poor remark. I really didn’t mean anything by it.”