James Harrison: Time For the NFL to Make an Example Of Him, He’s Earned It

November 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's time for the NFL to take a stand. So far, commissioner Roger Goodell has shown that he is not afraid to hand out big fines. However, there have been no suspensions handed out. And there is one player who has earned one: James Harrison.
One of the most physical defensive players in the NFL (along with teammate Troy Polamalu and the Pittsburgh Steelers), Harrison has received four fines due to hits not permitted within the rules. 
His first hit cost him $5,000. He, along with a few Steelers teammates, came in to hit Tennessee Titans' Vince Young. The ball was clearly released and the Steelers appeared to just wrap Young up. However, this was not enough. Instead, the Steelers decided to "finish" their tackle, effectively flipping Young over. The smaller fine was appropriate since it was early in the season and the nature of the flip was not especially vicious.
The second hit on Cleveland Browns' Mohamed Massaquoi was a clear violation of NFL rules. Harrison took h...

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