11/01/2010 02:58 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Donnie Nickey, Tennessee Titans Safety, Ejected For Punching Ref (VIDEO)

Early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers in Qualcomm Stadium, Titans safety Donnie Nickey was thrown out of the game for punching a referee, apparently by accident.

The Titans cut the lead down to 27-25 and kicked it off to the Chargers. After the kickoff, Nickey was on the ground and being held down by San Diego's Scott Mruczkowski. Nickey got up and attempted to punch Mruczkowski, but hit the referee instead, resulting in a personal foul and an ejection. The Chargers went on to win 33-25. Scroll down to watch the video.