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Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:42 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2011 2:35 pm
 
Will Harrison's hit on McCoy lead to a suspension? (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The big storyline from Thursday's Browns-Steelers game was that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned after suffering a high-ankle sprain and led Pittsburgh to their 10th victory of the season. A subplot that has since taken center stage: James Harrison's fourth quarter helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. CBS Sports NFL insider Charley Casserly said Sunday that "I would not be surprised at all if the league suspended [Harrison] for one game, the cost being $73,500 for one game check."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the NFL is considering suspending Harrison for "one or two games" for the infraction.

Here are Casserly's full remarks on the Harrison situation from Sunday's The NFL Today.

"Let's take a look at the facts: last year he was fined four times with the largest fine being $75,000 which was reduced to $50,000," Casserly told James Brown. "This hit [against McCoy Thursday] is worse than the $75,000 (hit).

"The second thing is, the league office told [Harrison]: next infraction, escalating discipline, including a possible suspension. Head coach Mike Tomlin went to the league office this year to do what I call 'a review of the rules.' From the league's point of view, there's no excuse for any Steeler not knowing the rules.

"In my opinion," Casserly continued, "I would not be surprised at all if the league suspended him for one game, the cost being $73,500 for one game check. And, in my opinion, if I was doing this, I would absolutely suspend him. Either he doesn't know the rules, or doesn't understand the rules. A stronger message than a fine has to be sent in this situation."


Charley Casserly beaks down James Harrison's hard hit on Colt McCoy on Thursday night, which may lead to a possible suspension.

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Comments

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

 

Yes, this is an argument as factually confirmed by any dictionary;

argument:

  a discussion involving differing points of view; debate

  a process of reasoning; series of reasons

  a statement, , or fact for or against a point

  an address or composition intended to convince or persuade; persuasive discourse.

So if you don't even know the language, you might as well not post. As for my original statement I am in favor of a 2 game suspension, same as Suh. Get it now? Next please.




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Whitebread,
    No he is not a thug. What purists like you really want is to change the game. We should then put red shirts on QB's and Wr's so they never get hit. Every play must be judged and viewed individually because the circumstances are not the same.  The problem with this particulr play is that Colt was running out of the pocket with the ball tucked under his arm as a running back. You cannot expect the defender to know what the qb was going to do. most qb's would slide in that situation to avoid the hit.   



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

for this year Belcher and Harrison are tied for that kind of hit though.    Unfortunately things happen while he was in the wrong the league should not punish him for what he did LAST freaking year. 



Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Harrison is a complete thug. He is a great player and should not have to try hurting oponants at every chance he gets. The guy has no respect for his fellow players and is as classless a player as I have ever seen. I agree with the other post on Suggs being just like Harrison. Why can't these guys put a hit on someone with intent of injuring them severely and possibly ending a season, carrer or a lifetime of trouble. I love smash mouth football but the line is being crossed and then they act like they are being handcuffed. The league never used to have to police it as much as they do now. We are over run by street thugs in the NFL. I think sending a message by suspending the player for as many games as the injured player is hurt if intent is determined. It would curb these senseless hit.

 Harrison cries he is a target but he paints it on himself and then screams for everyone to take notice. He is a dirty head hunter with no respect for the league, the rules or fellow players. He can't even help himself when he speaks. He may be a Super Bowl Champion and MVP but in the game of life he is a class punk! Sorry if the truth hurts. This is coming from a guy who thinks they protect players too much so don't think I am just a do gooder. No bias or agenda just a real fan with a direct observation 



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

jimmy22
  That is great reasoning.  Two wrongs make it right. The logic of the folks on this board is simply outrageous. 



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Hey Steeler fan, has Belcher been fined repeatedly for the same kind of hit? No he hasn't. Harrison is a repeat thug. Fined time and time again for late hits and for using the crown of his helmut as a weapon. He'll be lucky to get only one game. What he gets this time is not the point, if he gets one game this time, what will he get when he does this again? And he will, he's shown that he either doesn't want to stop or that he's incapable of stopping this behavior.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Steelrfan39.
    
      
; GREAT POST!!!!!!!  Whay don't the rest of you pansy's review the links provided and when you contact the commissioner and ask him for an explanation as to why no penalty was called in those situations. Then come back and let us know what you think? Until then take your opinion and Charlie blowhard's opinion with you and go away. The problem is with the commissioners office and the way the rules are apllied to the game.   



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Harrison is clearly a head hunter and he is going to ruin someone's life if they allow him to keep playing. Aside from looking to hurt people, he'll throw his teammates under the bus in a heartbeat. Wish the Steelers would rid this dirtbag!




Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

That was hardly a cheap shot.  McCoy rolled out with the football - he was way out of the pocket.  If you can't protect yourelf, then you better quit.  



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Watching the Jets - Chiefs game right now and just a second ago.. Belcher a LB on the chiefs got penalized for a very similar hit on sanchez.   Where is the outrage on that?


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