Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/11

The NFL is reviewing the brief postgame skirmish between head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz following the San Francisco 49ers' 25-19 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is reviewing the incident, which started when first-year Niners coach Harbaugh exchanged a brief handshake before slapping Schwartz hard on the back.

Schwartz, in turn, chased down Harbaugh and had a few words of his own before players on both teams did their best to break up the altercation.

Harbaugh accepted blame for the incident after the game. “That’s totally on me. I shook his hand too hard,” he said.

Schwartz had a different take on the exchange.

"I went to congratulate coach Harbaugh and got shoved out of the way,” Schwartz said. “I didn’t expect an obscenity at that point. Obviously, when you win a game like that, you are excited, but there is a protocol that goes with this league."

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