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NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:54 pm
 
By Will Brinson

Harrison's physical style finally caught up to him. (Getty Images)

Roger Goodell's handed out just a few on-field suspensions during his tenure as NFL Commissioner, but two of those came in the last three weeks, as both Ndamukong Suh and James Harrison were suspended. And if either of those gentlemen cross the line again, they could reportedly face "substantial suspensions."

James Harrison suspended

That's according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche, who reported Tuesday night that "there might not be much latitude" for guys like Harrison and Suh who have already been suspended once by the league.

"Three games, four games, five games, six games? It could happen depending on the circumstance," Wyche's source said. "They are repeat offenders, which mean suspensions are more likely."

Wyche's source also indicated that had Harrison not hit Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the head, Harrison "probably have been fine" and avoided a suspension from the league.

Suh finished serving his two-game suspension on Sunday and will return to the field this week. Harrison was suspended on Tuesday morning and is waiting on an expedited appeal to determine his status for Monday night's game against the 49ers.


There's no mention of a specific timeline that encapsulates the not-quite-official warning for Harrison and Suh in Wyche's article, but as we talked about on Tuesday's podcast, Harrison actually played fine-free for quite some time, one has to assume it's permanent.

Additionally, the headline on the league's homepage at NFL.com -- "Harrison facing lengthy ban for next hit" -- doesn't leave much to the imagination when it comes to what will happen to the Steelers linebacker (or the Lions defensive tackle or any other player who's suspended) with continued violations of on-field policy.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:47 pm
 

NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

COWARD

C'mon Brian. Give me your room number, I'll call you for 2 seconds and I'll meet with you an hour later at the casino, just like you suggested.  I'm waiting..............


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:36 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:18 pm
 

NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

EVERYONE KNOWS UR A COWARD DUDE.

CEASERS HOTEL ANY TIME TONIGHT.WHAT EXCUSES DO YOU HAVE TONIGHT.

HAVE TO WASH YOUR HAIR???DO YOUR NAILS???MOMMY NEEDS HER LITTLE BOY HOME WITH HER?????

Brian. You had your chance last night but ran from it like the bi*** you really are.  All you needed to provide was a room number to prove you were in Detroit, take one phone call and then tell the front desk you aren't taking any more calls.   But let's be honest Brian... it was only after many messages and excuse after excuse before you told us your "wife" was with you.  

You're full of crap young lady...


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:03 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:02 pm
 

NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

Does anyone really care what this guy has to say?Every day BLAH BLAH BLAH
How much did you win in the casino Mr.8balls? I'm sure it was a vast amount. What does 8ball stand for anyway?


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:57 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:51 pm
 

NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

Does anyone really care what this guy has to say?Every day BLAH BLAH BLAH

Sorry Brian.  What was that room number again?  BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
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AHAAHA



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:07 pm
 

NFL to hand out 'substantial' bans to violators?

Does anyone really care what this guy has to say?Every day BLAH BLAH BLAH
See if you can report him brian!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:23 pm
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Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:20 am
 

No Fun League

The NFL may as well throw out ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS prior to the Goodell era. My how times have changed.


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