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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 8, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

someone needs a tissue.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

 This cheap shot artist needs to be kicked out of the league. Maybe he's the reason why Rothlesburger gets his azz kicked so much..



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmwkWGw-UM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yodC2DAMp74&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvyEJvB0SEM


2 hits to the face of a QB without a flag and one on a defenseless receiver = no flag for any of them.   You suspend harrison for this and let these go unfined and unflagged that's hypocrisy at it's finest.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Johnny Kanuck,
    The problem with your position is that it assumes you are all knowing. And somwhow you "know" that his intent was to injure. And because you have an opinion about what you saw please don't assume everyone watching saw the same thing you did or that they have the same opinion. That is why we have blogs to discuss each others position. This whole notion that defenders should be held responsible to alter their reaction in a split second is ridiculous. Please tell me you also saw Colt running with the ball tucked under his arm like a running back. Was Harrison also supposed to "know" that he was going to throw the ball a split second later?



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Look at the career bullwashing bureaucrat soundly too.  he is resounding bureaucrat



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

"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."


Look at the career ballwashing bureaucrat in the video-- why should his opinion even matter?  Ask the other fellows who played defensive end, outside linebacker....



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Just take the pads away, and give them all flags and they can play fag football just like the fag commissioner wants. 



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

well said steelplatoon

That was a textbook tackle.  Eventually owners will wise up and boot the commissioner.   



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Papjon,
     This is not an arguement, it is a discussion. It is what adults do, discuss issues. Children argue. You offer no substance regarding the discussion. The only thing you are good at is calling people names. Go away.



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Report: James Harrison could face suspension

Mcoy. Didn't have the ball when he was hit , so your dislodging him from he ball is out the window .. It is very clear to anyone watching that game that Harrison's intent was to INJURE the other player , he led with his helmet . I say don't suspend him fine him a couple hundred thousand and ake him play the rest of his career with a nice 1940's leather helmet . And we will see how tough he is ! Lol. Bet he wouldn't lead with his head again


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