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Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:43 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:01 pm
 
Multiple NFL sources say Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will likely receive a hefty fine but not be suspended.

This could always change -- these things are never set in stone -- but there are strong indications from a variety of sources that Harrison is due for a fine that could be extremely significant, I'm told. Considering Harrison's history it would not be shocking if the fine approached six figures.

Harrison's hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy was crown to crown, but McCoy lowering his head beforehand helps Harrison's case, I'm told. But with Harrison's history, and the fact he struck McCoy with crown of his helmet, will lead to a significant fine.

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Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

I have the utmost respect for Mike Tomlin and the Steelers organizaion but I'm sorry, James Harrison is a thug and deserves every bit of venon thrown his way when people refer to him as the league's dirtiest player.  This guy is either dumb as sh*t or simply does not care to follow the rules.  It's about time someone with the NFL took a drastic measure to protect players squaring off against this loose cannon because fines/suspensions obviously mean nothing to him.  He absolutely did NOT have to lead with his helmet on the play last night but did so anyway.  And then, as usual, his "Who, me???" routine immediately afteward just makes it even worse.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

A suspension may be the only way to go.  Fines are not getting through to him a suspenision seems like the next logical step.




Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Of course it will be a huge and unjustified fine.  Further, there will most likely be a suspension.  Why, you ask.  It is really quite simple for the following reasons.  Harrison is a Steeler, the Steelers are winners, the haters do not want them in the playoffs, not to mention the Super Bowl, and last, but no means least, the commissioner is none other then Rodger, the dodger, God-dell.  His bias against the Steelers is now common knowledge and he will do every thing in his power to hurt the Steeler nation.



Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Lowering his head my a$$. Harrison intentionally hit him in the head leading with his crown.

He spouts about this unwritten don't hit in the knees rule but this is unforgivable.

Any Steeler fan who defends him are not being true to themselves or the game of football.

He could have hit him in the chest or the waist, he could have even lead with his crown to those locations, but to the head, an obvious head shot at that????

Goodell is insane if Harrison a multiple time offender doesn't get suspended.

This is a total disregard for players well being by Harrison, and although I don't think there should be a regard for an opponents well being within the rules I also think there is a respect for a persons health no matter what the profession.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvi5vGsY90


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