James Harrison Retirement: $75K Fine Too Much for Dirty Player?

October 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison told Fox News Radio Tuesday night that he may retire because of the NFL's new stance on helmet-to-helmet contact.
What Harrison is saying with his comments is that he's a dirty player, he has no intention of changing and he'd rather keep his reputation as a "Bad Man" than play within the rules.
Harrison was fined $75,000 on Tuesday for his brutal hit on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi that gave Massaquoi a concussion, knocking him out of the game.
This came just minutes after Harrison knocked Joshua Cribbs out of the game on a similar type of hit.
Neither hit was flagged, but the league stated on Monday that the hit on Massaquoi should've have been flagged.
The real issue here is playing style and the modern NFL. Harrison is saying the NFL's decision to start enforcing a rule already on the books will affect the way he plays football.
Since player health doesn't seem to matter to Harrison and i...

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