CLEVELAND– Browns left tackle Greg Robinson says he didn’t deliberately kick Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro in the head.
Robinson was ejected in the second quarter during Cleveland’s 43-13 loss to Tennessee on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns were called for 10 infractions during the first half of the game.
“During the play, I was just trying hard but I ended up bumping into a guy, and he braced himself and pushed back on me as I was trying to make sure the pile did not fall on me. As I fell, he was coming forward and I kicked him in his helmet. I had no idea I would be ejected,” Robinson told reporters during media availability on Monday.
“It is something you hate to see. I hurt the team obviously, and I feel like if I could have it back, I would do things differently. It was basically just a reaction. I could not really help myself.”
The NFL Network reported Robinson is facing a fine, not a suspension, for his actions.
“I did not know he was even falling towards me, but as I hit the ground I saw him and my foot just made contact. I think it looked worse than it was, you know?” he said.
Robinson was selected by the Rams with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was released by the Lions, then signed with the Browns last year.