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NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

Posted on: November 29, 2010 6:32 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2010 6:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Since the NFL started asserting its authority on players who lay big hits on other players, James Harrison has racked up $96,000 in fines, with possibly more coming this week after a roughing the passer call against Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick.

His first instinct told him to retire, but eventually he appealed those fines. And now his appeal has been denied by the NFL.

That's according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who spoke to Harrison's agent Bill Parise, after the agent received an email from the NFL indicating the rejection.

"They did not reduce it," Parise said. "They said it was multiple occurrences and called it an egregious act -- that's a big word isn't it?"

The fines in question were the $75,000 fine for hitting Mohamed Massaquoi on October 17th (remember the week everyone freaked out and the NFL decided to cleanse the game of concussions?) and a Halloween hit on Drew Brees that cost him $20,000.

There's no real surprise here -- Harrison's style of play has drawn the financial ire of the league and because he's so often been mentioned on the list of players getting fined and/or flagged, it seemed unlikely he'd get any leniency here.

Although you have to imagine he's just thrilled to hear about the fines handed down to Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan for throwing punches with their helmets off after the whistle.

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Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 10:00 pm
 

NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

its just dang stupid !!!! there fining him more than other players. he has spent so many years getting as as james can get.now you want to punish min more because he can hit harder than most players are may be the hardest player in the game.your talking about the former defensive mvp. just what are who will get d mvp.s now db;s as long as they want hit anybody .damn the nfl is making collage more fun because the players can at least hit eachother !!!! hell even the ufl may be getting better ratings soon. you got the steellers playing the ravans and jets the next couple of weeks.whats the use of playing those 2 games if there going to be 1million in fines



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 8:15 pm
 

NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

How can a player perform on the field when everything he does is put under a microscope and analyzed. The sad reality is that at some point a player whether it be Harrison or somebody else will get hurt trying to not lead with their helmet.




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 8:02 pm
 

NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

Harrison is a beast and would be considered a hero if he played 30 years ago - all those that hate on him would love to have a man like that on their team (you all know it, so don't deny it). 



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:51 pm
 

NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

No! Bad Cowboy fan! A good high school coach (which Texas SHOULD have a lot of) would tell you to make a hit, but not lead with your helmet. Does anyone remember the Kevin Everett injury? He was at risk to never walk again because he led with his helmet... James Harrison should get suspended for a game, because that will send a message. 



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:28 pm
 

Harrison Grunts to NFL, NFL Replies "What"?

James Harrison is too dumb not to allow his agents and lawyers do the talking for him, instead he just goes off about how he is not going to change his dangerous spearing and dirty play.  Is anyone at all surprised that his appeal was denied?  The man is straight stupid.



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:03 pm
 

NFL rejects James Harrison's fine appeals

Very simply put.....What the hell happened to football, this is FOOTBALL we're talking about.  Remember high school when your coaches told you hit someone on every play?



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