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Old 12-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #13
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Default Re: Clark weighs in on Harrison suspension

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Originally Posted by tanda10506 View Post
You know damn well that's not how he feels, Tomlin has told them to be quiet. Tomlin feels it's better to stay quite and hope one day the league likes them, rather then have the team stand up for it's self.
Tomlin telling the team to zip it regarding Harrison confirmed by this P-G story - apparently only Ike Taylor could not resist being candid


Safety Troy Polamalu said his coach told the players "just to say no comment."
Polamalu's comment? "No comment."...

Many Steelers players disagreed with Harrison's punishment, and some acknowledged it might have a chilling effect on the way they play defense. Others thought it unfair that Harrison was suspended for trying to make a tackle while Oakland defensive lineman Richard Seymour was only fined $30,000 for punching Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito earlier this month, even though it was the second time he had punched another player in two seasons. Seymour punched Ben Roethlisberger last year and was fined $25,000. He was ejected on both occasions.

So repeating a mistake trying to make a tackle cost a suspension while a repeat in throwing a premeditated punch after a play -- which would get a player arrested if he had done it on the street -- drew a fine of only $5,000 more than the first time?

"Man, they're tripping," cornerback Ike Taylor said of the NFL.
"I don't know what it is. [Harrison's] getting it handed to him in the NFL way ... He didn't stomp on nobody, he didn't punch nobody's private area."


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11349/1196963-66.stm
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