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Old 12-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #29
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Default Re: Will James Harrison be suspended? Is the NFL out to get the Steelers?

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
Not a lot of contrition coming from Mr. Harrison

Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison said he doesn't think he will be suspended by the National Football League for his penalized hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy and isn't going to worry about the possibility....

"I don't think it's suspension-worthy," Harrison said after practice. "I don't think it's worthy of anything, but that's just my own personal thoughts."...

The NFL said Harrison's hit was illegal because he violated a rule "that prohibits defensive players from using their helmet against a passer who is in a defenseless posture, including by "forcibly hitting the passer's head or neck area with the helmet or facemask."

"They didn't even call helmet-to-helmet; they called roughing the passer," Harrison said. "He took off running with it and, at the last second, he like chuck-and-ducked.

"He tucked the ball and made like he was about to run. So I was going to tackle him."
I agree with Harrison.

To me, it was a big hit but it was done legally and it's part of the game.
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