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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: Nov 22, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Just read your post CNixon.  You are 100% right.  When you are outside the tacklebox you should be considered a runningback.



Since: Nov 22, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Here is my question.  You see helmet to helmet hits on the runningback all the time and that is accepted.  In my opinion, the league is getting way too "pussified" for these quarterbacks.  I think once a quarterback is outside the pocket he should then be considered a ball carrier and all hits are legal.  If it was Peyton Hillis who got hit and not Colt McCoy everyone would have been talking about what a great, huge hit that way.




Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF AND 250.000 WISH THEY WOULD OF BROKE BEN'S NECK.....HE IS A FRAUD



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

When you tuck the ball away and start running, you're a RB; Colt made a bad decision.  When it's blatant, it needs to be dealt with...when it happens in the normal process of the game - as part of football - move on.  How many RBs get head shots? All.  Colt tucked it away and ran....his fault.  You better be a tough SOB if you want to run around it the NFL...just ask Big Ben or Vick and countless others...and never lower your head when taking on defenders.




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Silky,
  You say you are worried about them all. But then continue to lament how Harrison is a cancer in football. Wishing for someone to hurt Harrison shows your true color as a human being. Ever hear the expression "two wrongs don't make a right". How about we agree that the rules of football are far too often left to interpretation, especially by fans who don't know what they are talking about. Because you believe in something does not make you an expert nor an authorithy on the subjetc. You merely have an opinion like everyone else. Again, it is your opinion that Harrison had plenty of time to pull up. You obviously never played organized sports. How is it that you "know" at a split second in live action that he had time to pull up? Once again, Colt had the ball tucked and was running with the ball out side of the pocket. Most quaretbacks slide in that situation, Colt decided to throw the ball at the last second. How is any defender expected to stop in a split second. 



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

The only thing someone like BAG MAN understands is KILL, HURT and MAIM.  I'm sorry BAG MAN, I probably used a word you don't understand.........MAIM, means to wound, disfigure or impair.....like you are going to do to anyone who disagrees with your dimwitted (which means STUPID) comments. 



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

The players may not be openly complaining about the hit otherwise their mancard would be revoked and machismo questioned.  But in their tight friend/family circles they probably are complaining.  Harrison is out of control.  No respect for AUTHORITY, the game, other players or his team as exhibited by his actions.  Geez even in the wussy NBA Stern hands out suspensions & ejections after a certain number of flagrants.  Maybe its time for Goodell to do the same.  Someone is going to rack Harrison up if he doesn't cool it and I've never seen a more deserving individual.



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Bags...   with your note, I now definitely prefer baseball over football as the game requires not only skill - YOU try hitting a round ball (one going 90+ miles per hours - with a round bat.    In fact, there is a TREMENDOUS amount more mental work with baseball, what with all the anticipation and strategy involved.

The NFL football game has been transformed in to a beer-guzzling party "game" today.

Agree yes, these grown men DO voluntarily agree to get padi a lot of money for a shortened ( professional ) carreer, but, you do not / can not comprehend the difference between a "job" and one's "life" ???

Best wishes to whatever it is you do.



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Harrison likely fined, not suspended

Right On Silky.  That what people like BAG MAN just don't get. 


scrappy89
Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:20 pm
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