Tyreek Hill raised eyebrows Sunday when he had been spotted pushing helper coach Greg Lewis through the Kansas City Chiefs' playoff win against the Cleveland Browns.
There was not any escalation after the push, but many on social media were quick to criticize the wide receiver because of his activities. On Wednesday, Hill was asked about the incident.
"It's only my energy level," he explained to reporters. "I feel like I play the game with this much passion. Not only me, but we put a lot into this game. I come off the sideline fired up and I simply give my mentor a push. That's only me and my character, man. I'm only fired up and pleased to be in the NFL and also to be part of this great organization. We couldn't get this Tweet.
He also caught the pass from Chad Henne that sealed the game.
Kansas City defeated Cleveland, 22-17.
The Chiefs will perform with the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship on Sunday.