BEREA, Ohio — Browns center Alex Mack accused Kansas City defensive lineman Shaun Smith of grabbing his private parts during Sunday’s game.
Mack said Smith, who played two seasons for the Browns before he was released last year, committed the dirty play in the second quarter.
Mack was so enraged by what Smith did during a running play that he started to chase him toward Kansas City’s sideline before turning around because Cleveland’s punt team was coming onto the field. Mack gestured to the officials and pointed at Smith, who denied any wrongdoing.
“I don’t have no comment,” Smith said. “I don’t recall doing anything like that. I’m not known for being a dirty player or anything like that, so I don’t know what that was all about.”
The next time Cleveland had the ball, Mack committed an unnecessary roughness penalty when he hit linebacker Derrick Johnson after the whistle. The penalty proved costly because the Browns were backed up 15 yards and kicker Phil Dawson missed a 42-yard field goal just before halftime of Cleveland’s 16-14 loss.