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NFL fines James Harrison $75,000; Dunta Robinson $50,000

Shortly after news broke that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined $50,000 for helmet-to-helmet hits, two of his fellow NFL headhunters have also learned that their paychecks will be docked significantly.

Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $75,000 for a hit on Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, while Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson has been fined $50,000 for hitting DeSean Jackson.

That’s $175,000 in fines for three players, for one afternoon of football.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.

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274 Responses to “NFL fines James Harrison $75,000; Dunta Robinson $50,000”
  1. takeitez says: Oct 19, 2010 4:38 PM

    The sanctions are Ridiculous without games suspensions.

  2. takeitez says: Oct 19, 2010 4:38 PM

    The sanctions are Ridiculous without games suspensions.

  3. HowBoutThemTexans says: Oct 19, 2010 4:39 PM

    Will these guys even give a damn about $50,000 to charity? Listening to Harrison talk, I wouldn’t imagine he does.

  4. HowBoutThemTexans says: Oct 19, 2010 4:39 PM

    Will these guys even give a damn about $50,000 to charity? Listening to Harrison talk, I wouldn’t imagine he does.

  5. renodolfan says: Oct 19, 2010 4:41 PM

    wow a drop in the bucket to these guys…maybe a game or 2 suspended with no pay would teach them….

  6. renodolfan says: Oct 19, 2010 4:41 PM

    wow a drop in the bucket to these guys…maybe a game or 2 suspended with no pay would teach them….

  7. Cubano says: Oct 19, 2010 4:42 PM

    Still not good enough. Cut off their wooblies and see what happens!

  8. Cubano says: Oct 19, 2010 4:42 PM

    Still not good enough. Cut off their wooblies and see what happens!

  9. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 4:42 PM

    The NFL is a joke. No suspension for knocking TWO players out of the game with helmet to helmet hits?
    And Harrison has history of this crap-o-la.

  10. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 4:42 PM

    The NFL is a joke. No suspension for knocking TWO players out of the game with helmet to helmet hits?
    And Harrison has history of this crap-o-la.

  11. Football is Warfare says: Oct 19, 2010 4:43 PM

    Crazy. Does anyone know how this compares, among the highest fines ever handed out for single hits? These fines are usually between 5 and 15 grand. (Excluding stuff like the Haynesworth incident, where he wasn’t even trying to play the sport when his incident occurred)

  12. Football is Warfare says: Oct 19, 2010 4:43 PM

    Crazy. Does anyone know how this compares, among the highest fines ever handed out for single hits? These fines are usually between 5 and 15 grand. (Excluding stuff like the Haynesworth incident, where he wasn’t even trying to play the sport when his incident occurred)

  13. live2ride1642 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    So are the steeler haters still gonna maintain that the league gives the steelers a pass? 75k is just BS. So are these fines just because the other guy got hurt? there are plenty of helmet to helmet hits that will be overlooked because the other guy jumped right back up.
    and how the league can say that Meriweathers and Robinsons hit both are equally illegal is beyond me. Meriweather launched off the ground leading with the crown of his helmet, while Robinson made first contact with his shoulder. Goodell sucks.

  14. live2ride1642 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    So are the steeler haters still gonna maintain that the league gives the steelers a pass? 75k is just BS. So are these fines just because the other guy got hurt? there are plenty of helmet to helmet hits that will be overlooked because the other guy jumped right back up.
    and how the league can say that Meriweathers and Robinsons hit both are equally illegal is beyond me. Meriweather launched off the ground leading with the crown of his helmet, while Robinson made first contact with his shoulder. Goodell sucks.

  15. redguy12588 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    Wow, what bullcrap.
    Harrisons hit wasn’t even illegal according to the rules.

  16. redguy12588 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    Wow, what bullcrap.
    Harrisons hit wasn’t even illegal according to the rules.

  17. mbbrazi says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    “Suspensions” not fines are the sure cure for cheap shots. If we don’t watch it we’ll have NHL hockey breaking out-kings of the cheap shots, that’s why nobody watches’em!

  18. mbbrazi says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    “Suspensions” not fines are the sure cure for cheap shots. If we don’t watch it we’ll have NHL hockey breaking out-kings of the cheap shots, that’s why nobody watches’em!

  19. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    Will the fine money go to the players who received the hits? Or to the owners annual golf outing in Palm Springs?

  20. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Oct 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    Will the fine money go to the players who received the hits? Or to the owners annual golf outing in Palm Springs?

  21. Caldon says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    The human fund is about to get a lot richer

  22. Caldon says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    The human fund is about to get a lot richer

  23. Wheelchair Colt says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    unbelievable!!!—-Maybe this will keep their “Pink” budget afloat for another couple of weeks…Go F yourself Goodell…

  24. Wheelchair Colt says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    unbelievable!!!—-Maybe this will keep their “Pink” budget afloat for another couple of weeks…Go F yourself Goodell…

  25. JimmySmith says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    Robinson got screwed, that was a legal hit, James Harrison might be a repeat offender but he needs to stand in line behind Hines Ward for the dirtiest player on the Steelers.
    I would think the Rooney family might want to chip in some money if there is any left over from stash that they use to pay off the Superbowl refs.

  26. JimmySmith says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    Robinson got screwed, that was a legal hit, James Harrison might be a repeat offender but he needs to stand in line behind Hines Ward for the dirtiest player on the Steelers.
    I would think the Rooney family might want to chip in some money if there is any left over from stash that they use to pay off the Superbowl refs.

  27. K-FIZZLE says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ———————————————————-
    When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?

  28. K-FIZZLE says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ———————————————————-
    When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?

  29. Spungy says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    They should fine the owners 10x that.

  30. Spungy says: Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    They should fine the owners 10x that.

  31. SteelScorpio says: Oct 19, 2010 4:49 PM

    I thought there was already a NTFA (National Touch Football League)

  32. SteelScorpio says: Oct 19, 2010 4:49 PM

    I thought there was already a NTFA (National Touch Football League)

  33. joetoronto says: Oct 19, 2010 4:49 PM

    They have to be careful, Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was actually legal, albeit devastating.
    He DID leave his feet, but he led with his shoulder.
    Meriweather left his feet AND led with his head, he should be fined and suspended, in my opinion.

  34. joetoronto says: Oct 19, 2010 4:49 PM

    They have to be careful, Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was actually legal, albeit devastating.
    He DID leave his feet, but he led with his shoulder.
    Meriweather left his feet AND led with his head, he should be fined and suspended, in my opinion.

  35. TailgateHeaven says: Oct 19, 2010 4:50 PM

    Power = Speed x Strength
    Put a throwback helmet from 1935 on ‘em and see how much spearing happens.

  36. TailgateHeaven says: Oct 19, 2010 4:50 PM

    Power = Speed x Strength
    Put a throwback helmet from 1935 on ‘em and see how much spearing happens.

  37. sgraham628 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:50 PM

    Load of crap considering the Meriweathers hit was 10 times more aggressive than Harrison’s.

  38. sgraham628 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:50 PM

    Load of crap considering the Meriweathers hit was 10 times more aggressive than Harrison’s.

  39. SmyDChargers says: Oct 19, 2010 4:51 PM

    Well shouldn’t Harrison be suspended since he is a repeat offender? Only makes sense if you’re going to fine someone 25k more because they’re a repeat offender to suspend them for a game or two.

  40. SmyDChargers says: Oct 19, 2010 4:51 PM

    Well shouldn’t Harrison be suspended since he is a repeat offender? Only makes sense if you’re going to fine someone 25k more because they’re a repeat offender to suspend them for a game or two.

  41. copes cabana says: Oct 19, 2010 4:51 PM

    so they say harrisons hit on Cribbs was legit, and his hit on MM was questionable, and he gets the biggest fine. The other two were called on the field they were so obviously dirty. So we are not fining by how big or illegal the hit is, but how big of a jerk the guy is when he talks about it…… Stupid. So the moral is hit as hard as you want, make it as dirty as possible, just don’t talk about it afterwards.

  42. copes cabana says: Oct 19, 2010 4:51 PM

    so they say harrisons hit on Cribbs was legit, and his hit on MM was questionable, and he gets the biggest fine. The other two were called on the field they were so obviously dirty. So we are not fining by how big or illegal the hit is, but how big of a jerk the guy is when he talks about it…… Stupid. So the moral is hit as hard as you want, make it as dirty as possible, just don’t talk about it afterwards.

  43. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 19, 2010 4:52 PM

    Woah, right on.

  44. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 19, 2010 4:52 PM

    Woah, right on.

  45. Punt Intended says: Oct 19, 2010 4:53 PM

    That’s a joke.
    Harrison on Cribbs and Meriweather on Heap were both tackles hitting a player in motion due to another tackle — a couple inches either way and there’s no fines on them.
    Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was apparently not on a defenseless receiver, because as per ESPN (sacrilege, I know), the rule states:
    Here is Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8 (unnecessary roughness) in the NFL rulebook as it pertains to wide receivers:
    h) If a receiver has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself, a defensive player is prohibited from launching (springing forward and upward) into him in a way that causes the defensive player’s helmet, facemask, shoulder, or forearm to forcibly strike the receiver’s head or neck area — even if the initial contact of the defender’s helmet, facemask, shoulder, or forearm is lower than the receiver’s neck.
    So Heap didn’t complete the catch, and doesn’t fall under this category.
    Massaquoi didn’t complete the catch, and doesn’t fall under this category.

  46. Punt Intended says: Oct 19, 2010 4:53 PM

    That’s a joke.
    Harrison on Cribbs and Meriweather on Heap were both tackles hitting a player in motion due to another tackle — a couple inches either way and there’s no fines on them.
    Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was apparently not on a defenseless receiver, because as per ESPN (sacrilege, I know), the rule states:
    Here is Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8 (unnecessary roughness) in the NFL rulebook as it pertains to wide receivers:
    h) If a receiver has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself, a defensive player is prohibited from launching (springing forward and upward) into him in a way that causes the defensive player’s helmet, facemask, shoulder, or forearm to forcibly strike the receiver’s head or neck area — even if the initial contact of the defender’s helmet, facemask, shoulder, or forearm is lower than the receiver’s neck.
    So Heap didn’t complete the catch, and doesn’t fall under this category.
    Massaquoi didn’t complete the catch, and doesn’t fall under this category.

  47. AFC says: Oct 19, 2010 4:53 PM

    why would Harrison get the biggest fine when his hit on Massequoi was the least flagrant of the three?

  48. AFC says: Oct 19, 2010 4:53 PM

    why would Harrison get the biggest fine when his hit on Massequoi was the least flagrant of the three?

  49. Great Falconi says: Oct 19, 2010 4:54 PM

    $50k is a lot of scratch for lowering your helmet and hitting a guy in the shoulder…and knocking yourself out of the game in the process. Sucks to be you, Dunta, but I guess the league’s gotta do what they feel they’ve gotta do.

  50. Great Falconi says: Oct 19, 2010 4:54 PM

    $50k is a lot of scratch for lowering your helmet and hitting a guy in the shoulder…and knocking yourself out of the game in the process. Sucks to be you, Dunta, but I guess the league’s gotta do what they feel they’ve gotta do.

  51. New_Mexico Steeler Fan says: Oct 19, 2010 4:54 PM

    $75,000? Maybe the NFL should use instant replay.

  52. New_Mexico Steeler Fan says: Oct 19, 2010 4:54 PM

    $75,000? Maybe the NFL should use instant replay.

  53. tommy997 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    And here begins the wussification of the NFL….you play the game by choice, you make millions, you risk injury. I pay a lot of money to support my team and part of that is my enjoyment of these hits.
    While I don’t want anyone to get seriously hurt, I go back to my comments…they are choosing to play, knowing the risk. If they don’t want to get hit, they can write a blog like Florio does.
    Flag Football time yet?

  54. tommy997 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    And here begins the wussification of the NFL….you play the game by choice, you make millions, you risk injury. I pay a lot of money to support my team and part of that is my enjoyment of these hits.
    While I don’t want anyone to get seriously hurt, I go back to my comments…they are choosing to play, knowing the risk. If they don’t want to get hit, they can write a blog like Florio does.
    Flag Football time yet?

  55. FloriosNeighbor says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    Headhunting Patriot gets $50,000 for a blatant chin-blaster while ol’ Harrison gets $75,000 for a text book tackle (head is up and arms are forward).
    Travesty.

  56. FloriosNeighbor says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    Headhunting Patriot gets $50,000 for a blatant chin-blaster while ol’ Harrison gets $75,000 for a text book tackle (head is up and arms are forward).
    Travesty.

  57. xSteelersx says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    Just a total joke, Harrison gets fined more for a clean shoulder dropping hit, Mass jumped up 10 seconds after the hit. Jackson didn’t even know where he was. What a joke the NFL is. Let’s just have them take off thier pads and hand them a soccer ball.

  58. xSteelersx says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    Just a total joke, Harrison gets fined more for a clean shoulder dropping hit, Mass jumped up 10 seconds after the hit. Jackson didn’t even know where he was. What a joke the NFL is. Let’s just have them take off thier pads and hand them a soccer ball.

  59. bunker says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    And can we assume that NEXT TIME these guys will get suspended, since the league didn’t want to apply the new punishment retroactively without notice?

  60. bunker says: Oct 19, 2010 4:55 PM

    And can we assume that NEXT TIME these guys will get suspended, since the league didn’t want to apply the new punishment retroactively without notice?

  61. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    Merriweather had the intentional hit on Heap helmet-to-helmet and deserved the fine. Harrison is known for cheap shots and is a repeat offender,warrants the amount. These guys think they can do what they want,there are rules.

  62. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    Merriweather had the intentional hit on Heap helmet-to-helmet and deserved the fine. Harrison is known for cheap shots and is a repeat offender,warrants the amount. These guys think they can do what they want,there are rules.

  63. packers4life says: Oct 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    Did Dunta Robinson even hit DeSean Jackson in the helmet? Looking at the replay, it looked like he hit him on the shoulder.

  64. packers4life says: Oct 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    Did Dunta Robinson even hit DeSean Jackson in the helmet? Looking at the replay, it looked like he hit him on the shoulder.

  65. OLDNFLFAN says: Oct 19, 2010 4:58 PM

    Fine Money is NOTHING to these players, take a game check & suspend them a game or two, only then, will get their attention, until then, they will only boast about the fines.

  66. OLDNFLFAN says: Oct 19, 2010 4:58 PM

    Fine Money is NOTHING to these players, take a game check & suspend them a game or two, only then, will get their attention, until then, they will only boast about the fines.

  67. bhester1906 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:58 PM

    WOW! Meriweather’s base salary is $550. HIS FINE IS OVER 10% OF HIS SALARY!

  68. bhester1906 says: Oct 19, 2010 4:58 PM

    WOW! Meriweather’s base salary is $550. HIS FINE IS OVER 10% OF HIS SALARY!

  69. quadya says: Oct 19, 2010 4:59 PM

    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    or because he opend his mouth and said he put the guy “asleep”

  70. quadya says: Oct 19, 2010 4:59 PM

    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    or because he opend his mouth and said he put the guy “asleep”

  71. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:01 PM

    Goodell must go. This is getting out of hand.

  72. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:01 PM

    Goodell must go. This is getting out of hand.

  73. AllMyTeamsAreLosers says: Oct 19, 2010 5:02 PM

    How can the NFL levy such a huge fine and do nothing about the referees who didn’t flag the play.

  74. AllMyTeamsAreLosers says: Oct 19, 2010 5:02 PM

    How can the NFL levy such a huge fine and do nothing about the referees who didn’t flag the play.

  75. Art Van Delay's brother says: Oct 19, 2010 5:02 PM

    Neither of Harrison’s hits were flagrant; simply hard hits delivered to separate the ball from the player.
    Part of the issue on these hits and is that a number of receivers and running backs celebrate a touchdown, first down, or for that matter a 5 yard gain like it was the greatest play of the decade.
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.

  76. Art Van Delay's brother says: Oct 19, 2010 5:02 PM

    Neither of Harrison’s hits were flagrant; simply hard hits delivered to separate the ball from the player.
    Part of the issue on these hits and is that a number of receivers and running backs celebrate a touchdown, first down, or for that matter a 5 yard gain like it was the greatest play of the decade.
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.

  77. 2buku4u says: Oct 19, 2010 5:03 PM

    Will someone please explain to me how Robinson’s hit on Jackson was illegal? Let alone warranted a $50,000 fine???

  78. 2buku4u says: Oct 19, 2010 5:03 PM

    Will someone please explain to me how Robinson’s hit on Jackson was illegal? Let alone warranted a $50,000 fine???

  79. C-Bus says: Oct 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    Harrison should have been suspended for this crap. Just another example of the league letting Pittsburgh play by different rules. 75k is a joke.

  80. C-Bus says: Oct 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    Harrison should have been suspended for this crap. Just another example of the league letting Pittsburgh play by different rules. 75k is a joke.

  81. brownstown says: Oct 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    AFC,
    Did you read the story?
    ‘According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.’

  82. brownstown says: Oct 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    AFC,
    Did you read the story?
    ‘According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.’

  83. madmike77 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:07 PM

    why would Harrison get the biggest fine when his hit on Massequoi was the least flagrant of the three?
    ***
    He likely got fined as much, or more, for his quotes and lack of remorse as he did for the hit.

  84. madmike77 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:07 PM

    why would Harrison get the biggest fine when his hit on Massequoi was the least flagrant of the three?
    ***
    He likely got fined as much, or more, for his quotes and lack of remorse as he did for the hit.

  85. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 5:08 PM

    Harrison is a repeat offender and did it twice in one game,come on. Its been a long time coming lets face it. Ward and Harrison got away with it too long. NO more.

  86. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 5:08 PM

    Harrison is a repeat offender and did it twice in one game,come on. Its been a long time coming lets face it. Ward and Harrison got away with it too long. NO more.

  87. LebronJeremy says: Oct 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    The hit on Cribbs was legal, so how is Harrison a repeat offender.
    The NFL already has a rule that says offensive tackles and tight ends are allowed to hold Harrison, and now they want to make it illegal for him to tackle.
    GO NFL!

  88. LebronJeremy says: Oct 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    The hit on Cribbs was legal, so how is Harrison a repeat offender.
    The NFL already has a rule that says offensive tackles and tight ends are allowed to hold Harrison, and now they want to make it illegal for him to tackle.
    GO NFL!

  89. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    This is my biggest problem with goodells’s regime, he enforces rule changes retroactively, and that is an absurd way to run any organization. Imagine if tomorrow there was an amendment to the law which gave jaywalkers a 75k fine instead of 30 bucks or whatever it is, then the govt went and searched all the outstanding tickets and changed them to the new maximum, can u imagine the outrage?

  90. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    This is my biggest problem with goodells’s regime, he enforces rule changes retroactively, and that is an absurd way to run any organization. Imagine if tomorrow there was an amendment to the law which gave jaywalkers a 75k fine instead of 30 bucks or whatever it is, then the govt went and searched all the outstanding tickets and changed them to the new maximum, can u imagine the outrage?

  91. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 5:12 PM

    Harrison is a repeat offender and did it twice in one game,come on. Its been a long time coming lets face it. Ward and Harrison got away with it too long. NO more.

  92. purplepride says: Oct 19, 2010 5:12 PM

    Harrison is a repeat offender and did it twice in one game,come on. Its been a long time coming lets face it. Ward and Harrison got away with it too long. NO more.

  93. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:15 PM

    How much did TJ Ward get for his head first, feet leaving launch against Mendenhall?
    I’m not defending Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi (although his hit on Cribbs was certainly not a questionable hit – Cribbs turned into the hit). However if the league is going to pretend that it wants to crack down on these hits, they need to look at all the tapes and all the hits, not just the high profile ones. Ward left his feet and landed a headshot on Mendenhall. I can tell you why it was not looked at – Mendenhall did not go down and stay down. Therefore it did not have the initial appearance of a dirty shot (Ward’s second this year).
    http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=nTs0SRwDmOs
    Forward to :55 of the video

  94. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:15 PM

    How much did TJ Ward get for his head first, feet leaving launch against Mendenhall?
    I’m not defending Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi (although his hit on Cribbs was certainly not a questionable hit – Cribbs turned into the hit). However if the league is going to pretend that it wants to crack down on these hits, they need to look at all the tapes and all the hits, not just the high profile ones. Ward left his feet and landed a headshot on Mendenhall. I can tell you why it was not looked at – Mendenhall did not go down and stay down. Therefore it did not have the initial appearance of a dirty shot (Ward’s second this year).
    http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=nTs0SRwDmOs
    Forward to :55 of the video

  95. kendog says: Oct 19, 2010 5:16 PM

    Some times your mouth writes a check that your behind has to cash. Ain’t that right, Mr “I try to hurt players” harrison?

  96. kendog says: Oct 19, 2010 5:16 PM

    Some times your mouth writes a check that your behind has to cash. Ain’t that right, Mr “I try to hurt players” harrison?

  97. Zaggs says: Oct 19, 2010 5:16 PM

    “Punt Intended says: October 19, 2010 4:53 PM
    That’s a joke.
    Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was apparently not on a defenseless receiver, because as per ESPN (sacrilege, I know), the rule states: ”
    ————————————————
    No, you’re the joke. Because section F of the same rule states “[i]f a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/”hairline” parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily. Although such violent or unnecessary use of the helmet and facemask is impermissible against any opponent, game officials will give special attention in administering this rule to protecting those players who are in virtually defenseless postures, including but not limited to:
    (1) Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face with the helmet or facemask, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him; or
    (2) Lowering the head and violently or unnecessarily making forcible contact with the “hairline” or forehead part of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body; or (3) “Launching” (springing forward and upward) into a defenseless player, or otherwise striking him in a way that causes the defensive player’s helmet or facemask to forcibly strike the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face—even if the initial contact of the defender’s helmet or facemask is lower than the defenseless player’s neck. (Examples: a defender buries his facemask into a defenseless player’s high chest area, but the defender’s trajectory as he leaps into the defenseless player causes the defender’s helmet to strike the defenseless player violently in the head or face; or a defender, using a face-on posture or with his head slightly lowered, hits a defenseless player in an area below the defenseless player’s neck, then the defender’s head moves upward, resulting in strong contact by the defender’s mask or helmet with the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face [an example is the so-called “dip and rip” technique]).

  98. Zaggs says: Oct 19, 2010 5:16 PM

    “Punt Intended says: October 19, 2010 4:53 PM
    That’s a joke.
    Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi was apparently not on a defenseless receiver, because as per ESPN (sacrilege, I know), the rule states: ”
    ————————————————
    No, you’re the joke. Because section F of the same rule states “[i]f a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/”hairline” parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily. Although such violent or unnecessary use of the helmet and facemask is impermissible against any opponent, game officials will give special attention in administering this rule to protecting those players who are in virtually defenseless postures, including but not limited to:
    (1) Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face with the helmet or facemask, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him; or
    (2) Lowering the head and violently or unnecessarily making forcible contact with the “hairline” or forehead part of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body; or (3) “Launching” (springing forward and upward) into a defenseless player, or otherwise striking him in a way that causes the defensive player’s helmet or facemask to forcibly strike the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face—even if the initial contact of the defender’s helmet or facemask is lower than the defenseless player’s neck. (Examples: a defender buries his facemask into a defenseless player’s high chest area, but the defender’s trajectory as he leaps into the defenseless player causes the defender’s helmet to strike the defenseless player violently in the head or face; or a defender, using a face-on posture or with his head slightly lowered, hits a defenseless player in an area below the defenseless player’s neck, then the defender’s head moves upward, resulting in strong contact by the defender’s mask or helmet with the defenseless player’s head, neck, or face [an example is the so-called “dip and rip” technique]).

  99. kosarsmyidol says: Oct 19, 2010 5:19 PM

    SteelScorpio says: October 19, 2010 4:49 PM
    “I thought there was already a NTFA (National Touch Football League)”
    Strange acronym given the name.

  100. kosarsmyidol says: Oct 19, 2010 5:19 PM

    SteelScorpio says: October 19, 2010 4:49 PM
    “I thought there was already a NTFA (National Touch Football League)”
    Strange acronym given the name.

  101. Bluefan71 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    Take a few thousand dollars away from millionaires
    Good job, Rog!
    Take away a few HUNDRED thousand dollars from each of them, give them 2 games each, and then you’ll see some changes.

  102. Bluefan71 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    Take a few thousand dollars away from millionaires
    Good job, Rog!
    Take away a few HUNDRED thousand dollars from each of them, give them 2 games each, and then you’ll see some changes.

  103. steelersmichele says: Oct 19, 2010 5:23 PM

    Harrison, you have no choice now but to hit guys low….which will end up blowing up some guys knee. But you don’t have a choice, now, do you. The league is basically telling you to hit a guy low or get fined $100,000 next time.

  104. steelersmichele says: Oct 19, 2010 5:23 PM

    Harrison, you have no choice now but to hit guys low….which will end up blowing up some guys knee. But you don’t have a choice, now, do you. The league is basically telling you to hit a guy low or get fined $100,000 next time.

  105. tommy997 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:26 PM

    Steeler haters….got 6? Just saying……..
    These players make millions and you all are complaining about their heads getting knocked around a little bit?? Really?? Seriously???
    This is amazing to me……
    They CHOOSE TO PLAY THE GAME. The benefit is a life of riches for now. The potential risk is that they won’t know who they are when they are 60. That is the choice they make.
    Sorry to sound so harsh, but these guys are feel free to work 9 to 5, sit at a desk, not take a hit and make $75K a year.
    The only hit I saw this weekend that deserved a fine was the cheap shot on Josh Freemans knee out of bounds. Other than that, take off the skirts and let them play…..

  106. tommy997 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:26 PM

    Steeler haters….got 6? Just saying……..
    These players make millions and you all are complaining about their heads getting knocked around a little bit?? Really?? Seriously???
    This is amazing to me……
    They CHOOSE TO PLAY THE GAME. The benefit is a life of riches for now. The potential risk is that they won’t know who they are when they are 60. That is the choice they make.
    Sorry to sound so harsh, but these guys are feel free to work 9 to 5, sit at a desk, not take a hit and make $75K a year.
    The only hit I saw this weekend that deserved a fine was the cheap shot on Josh Freemans knee out of bounds. Other than that, take off the skirts and let them play…..

  107. duh92 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:33 PM

    pass the hat, 1415 dollars for every steeler on the 53 man roster. see that he took out 2 of Cleveland’s best offensive threats is money well spent. come over the middle and its only 1415.00 for each steeler player,may not want to come over the middle.

  108. duh92 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:33 PM

    pass the hat, 1415 dollars for every steeler on the 53 man roster. see that he took out 2 of Cleveland’s best offensive threats is money well spent. come over the middle and its only 1415.00 for each steeler player,may not want to come over the middle.

  109. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    75k for Harrison? Hell he hits women harder than that.
    Seriously though, Merriweather should get 3 games, Harrison gets one, the receiver was defenseless, it was a cheap shot.

  110. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    75k for Harrison? Hell he hits women harder than that.
    Seriously though, Merriweather should get 3 games, Harrison gets one, the receiver was defenseless, it was a cheap shot.

  111. tian says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Dunta Robinson’s hit was 100% clean. It was a good hit. That was textbook: it was violent, but the game is violent. It wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t malicious. It was clean.
    This is stupid! I was a receiver and a corner. I blew people up and I got blown up. Rodney Harrison said “Imagine if DeSean Jackson was YOUR son.”
    OK, my son got blown up so big that he was airborne. I’ve see him de-cleated. And he kept on playing and I didn’t cry (even though his mother was crying like they hit her.)
    You know why I didn’t trip? Because that’s the sport that he chose! I didn’t ask, who gave that big hit. You know why? Because it had nothing, to do, with FOOTBALL! LOL!
    But seriously, anyone who have played a skilled position on offense in football have gotten blown up at least once. It’s a part of the game. If you don’t like it, flag football teams are being formed in a lot of major cities across the country. And some of them are even co-ed.

  112. tian says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Dunta Robinson’s hit was 100% clean. It was a good hit. That was textbook: it was violent, but the game is violent. It wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t malicious. It was clean.
    This is stupid! I was a receiver and a corner. I blew people up and I got blown up. Rodney Harrison said “Imagine if DeSean Jackson was YOUR son.”
    OK, my son got blown up so big that he was airborne. I’ve see him de-cleated. And he kept on playing and I didn’t cry (even though his mother was crying like they hit her.)
    You know why I didn’t trip? Because that’s the sport that he chose! I didn’t ask, who gave that big hit. You know why? Because it had nothing, to do, with FOOTBALL! LOL!
    But seriously, anyone who have played a skilled position on offense in football have gotten blown up at least once. It’s a part of the game. If you don’t like it, flag football teams are being formed in a lot of major cities across the country. And some of them are even co-ed.

  113. live2ride1642 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Please people, stop talking about Harrison’s hit on Cribbs. That was well within the rules because Cribbs was a ball carrier and the league has already come out and said that.
    You just make yourself look like an idiot when you continuously complain just because you hate the steelers.

  114. live2ride1642 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Please people, stop talking about Harrison’s hit on Cribbs. That was well within the rules because Cribbs was a ball carrier and the league has already come out and said that.
    You just make yourself look like an idiot when you continuously complain just because you hate the steelers.

  115. Wick says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Silverback did NOT do his bank account any favors when he voiced loudly how a fine was of no consequence to him.
    Had he showed a measure of contrition or remorse, regardless how insincere it was underneath – it is a virtual certainty his fine would be about $50,000 or more less than what he got.
    Worse, he has now set the floor for his future deeds at a very high level — all but assuring he’ll be dealt with even harsher the next time down the pike. And yeah, now he’ll get suspended.
    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why an active player would publicly profess how the fines mean nothing to him. Even if it’s true, just keep that info in the can — so your ass can be on the field when the Steelers need you.
    It’s easy for Rodney Harrison to lip off after his playing career has ended – what’s he got to lose? Zippo now.

  116. Wick says: Oct 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Silverback did NOT do his bank account any favors when he voiced loudly how a fine was of no consequence to him.
    Had he showed a measure of contrition or remorse, regardless how insincere it was underneath – it is a virtual certainty his fine would be about $50,000 or more less than what he got.
    Worse, he has now set the floor for his future deeds at a very high level — all but assuring he’ll be dealt with even harsher the next time down the pike. And yeah, now he’ll get suspended.
    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why an active player would publicly profess how the fines mean nothing to him. Even if it’s true, just keep that info in the can — so your ass can be on the field when the Steelers need you.
    It’s easy for Rodney Harrison to lip off after his playing career has ended – what’s he got to lose? Zippo now.

  117. cunn9305 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:36 PM

    Keep it up James … especially against the ratbirds … the League doesn’t have the BALLS to suspend you … otherwise it’s just touch football …

  118. cunn9305 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:36 PM

    Keep it up James … especially against the ratbirds … the League doesn’t have the BALLS to suspend you … otherwise it’s just touch football …

  119. ronshanklin says: Oct 19, 2010 5:37 PM

    Herr Goodell has done it again…painted himself into yet another hypocritical corner. If I were James Harrison, I would seek out the NFLPA and the Rooneys, and if they won’t cover his back, I would slap a suit on the NFL and Goodell. This is an absolutely RIDICULOUS situation…Harrison never left his FEET! Massaquoi SAW him coming and bent his head down. I’ll chip in a few bucks for the principle of the matter. So now what? Who determines what is intentional or unintentional? Is Adolf Goodell and his henchmen going to review every play where helmets just barely touch? Players that get flagged don’t get fined, and players that don’t get flagged get hit with the fines. There’s no rhyme or reason to ANY of this. There’s no rhyme or reason to the NFL or Goodell, period. Ben gets suspended for 4 games, for NOTHING, but not one word about Favre sending pics of his package to some chick? Contributions to Goodell’s slush fund. This is BULL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. ronshanklin says: Oct 19, 2010 5:37 PM

    Herr Goodell has done it again…painted himself into yet another hypocritical corner. If I were James Harrison, I would seek out the NFLPA and the Rooneys, and if they won’t cover his back, I would slap a suit on the NFL and Goodell. This is an absolutely RIDICULOUS situation…Harrison never left his FEET! Massaquoi SAW him coming and bent his head down. I’ll chip in a few bucks for the principle of the matter. So now what? Who determines what is intentional or unintentional? Is Adolf Goodell and his henchmen going to review every play where helmets just barely touch? Players that get flagged don’t get fined, and players that don’t get flagged get hit with the fines. There’s no rhyme or reason to ANY of this. There’s no rhyme or reason to the NFL or Goodell, period. Ben gets suspended for 4 games, for NOTHING, but not one word about Favre sending pics of his package to some chick? Contributions to Goodell’s slush fund. This is BULL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. Holeinone09 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:40 PM

    Ravenmaniac, my old friend. Hope you are doing well. Congrats on the first win between us this year.
    Couple things on this issue. I think Harrison is more of an extremely fierce tough hard hitting player than a dirty player, in the grand scheme of his overall play. I think the speed of the game is such that players twist and turn in the blink of an eye and achieve such massive force and velocity, and at times it is impossible to not hit somebody head-on. I have a real hard time thinking that a person would risk his own life by intentionally leading with his head, but I guess it could happen. I also just think this “rule” is going to be very hard to legislate and interpret. I guess the squeaky wheels will cause the league to make rulings early in the week. What happens when the receiver or running back ducks his head intentionally before getting hit. Does he also face suspension?
    Also, I agree that Harrison ran his mouth which didn’t help his cause. He could have said something different, but I guess that isn’t his style. But then how about, who was it, Suggs, that supposed put the bounty on Ward last year? I believe he probably did that, and nothing happened to him, no fine, etc. Oh well.
    In any event, looking forward to our next game with the Ravens, as always. First game was awesome.
    GO STEELERS!!

  122. Holeinone09 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:40 PM

    Ravenmaniac, my old friend. Hope you are doing well. Congrats on the first win between us this year.
    Couple things on this issue. I think Harrison is more of an extremely fierce tough hard hitting player than a dirty player, in the grand scheme of his overall play. I think the speed of the game is such that players twist and turn in the blink of an eye and achieve such massive force and velocity, and at times it is impossible to not hit somebody head-on. I have a real hard time thinking that a person would risk his own life by intentionally leading with his head, but I guess it could happen. I also just think this “rule” is going to be very hard to legislate and interpret. I guess the squeaky wheels will cause the league to make rulings early in the week. What happens when the receiver or running back ducks his head intentionally before getting hit. Does he also face suspension?
    Also, I agree that Harrison ran his mouth which didn’t help his cause. He could have said something different, but I guess that isn’t his style. But then how about, who was it, Suggs, that supposed put the bounty on Ward last year? I believe he probably did that, and nothing happened to him, no fine, etc. Oh well.
    In any event, looking forward to our next game with the Ravens, as always. First game was awesome.
    GO STEELERS!!

  123. SteelScorpio says: Oct 19, 2010 5:45 PM

    Thanks Kosar, that’s sometime happens when you drink and type. LOL..of course I meant the NTFL.

  124. SteelScorpio says: Oct 19, 2010 5:45 PM

    Thanks Kosar, that’s sometime happens when you drink and type. LOL..of course I meant the NTFL.

  125. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:47 PM

    Actually Omega, if you actually watched the play you want us to watch, Harrison did have his arms stretched out trying to make the tackle. But I realize you just want to validate your self-righteous indignation, not legitimately make a point reinforcing your statements.

  126. Igottz5onit says: Oct 19, 2010 5:47 PM

    Actually Omega, if you actually watched the play you want us to watch, Harrison did have his arms stretched out trying to make the tackle. But I realize you just want to validate your self-righteous indignation, not legitimately make a point reinforcing your statements.

  127. J2ThaROC31 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:49 PM

    Jackson got laid out LEGALLY! Robinson just happened to be thrown in the bunch.

  128. J2ThaROC31 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:49 PM

    Jackson got laid out LEGALLY! Robinson just happened to be thrown in the bunch.

  129. Mike D says: Oct 19, 2010 5:49 PM

    Reactionary decision, very poorly handled by the NFL.

  130. Mike D says: Oct 19, 2010 5:49 PM

    Reactionary decision, very poorly handled by the NFL.

  131. Steelintn says: Oct 19, 2010 5:51 PM

    tk1966 says:
    October 19, 2010 5:15 PM
    How much did TJ Ward get for his head first, feet leaving launch against Mendenhall?
    I’m not defending Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi (although his hit on Cribbs was certainly not a questionable hit – Cribbs turned into the hit). However if the league is going to pretend that it wants to crack down on these hits, they need to look at all the tapes and all the hits, not just the high profile ones. Ward left his feet and landed a headshot on Mendenhall. I can tell you why it was not looked at – Mendenhall did not go down and stay down. Therefore it did not have the initial appearance of a dirty shot (Ward’s second this year).
    http://www. youtube.co/watch?v=n Ts0SRwDmOs
    Forward to :55 of the video
    ————————————————
    Sure enough was a hit to the head. And a face mask grab at the end turning his head. And what did that IDIOT wilcox say about it? “…right there on the chin. Good hit and good tackle.” What a retard.
    Roger GO-TO-HELL has made the NFL a joke. He dishes this crap out but he’s never consistent about it. It’s always some knee-jerk reaction to a bunch of mindless talking heads on TV. Give me a break. We are watching the death of the NFL at the hands of a complete MORON.

  132. Steelintn says: Oct 19, 2010 5:51 PM

    tk1966 says:
    October 19, 2010 5:15 PM
    How much did TJ Ward get for his head first, feet leaving launch against Mendenhall?
    I’m not defending Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi (although his hit on Cribbs was certainly not a questionable hit – Cribbs turned into the hit). However if the league is going to pretend that it wants to crack down on these hits, they need to look at all the tapes and all the hits, not just the high profile ones. Ward left his feet and landed a headshot on Mendenhall. I can tell you why it was not looked at – Mendenhall did not go down and stay down. Therefore it did not have the initial appearance of a dirty shot (Ward’s second this year).
    http://www. youtube.co/watch?v=n Ts0SRwDmOs
    Forward to :55 of the video
    ————————————————
    Sure enough was a hit to the head. And a face mask grab at the end turning his head. And what did that IDIOT wilcox say about it? “…right there on the chin. Good hit and good tackle.” What a retard.
    Roger GO-TO-HELL has made the NFL a joke. He dishes this crap out but he’s never consistent about it. It’s always some knee-jerk reaction to a bunch of mindless talking heads on TV. Give me a break. We are watching the death of the NFL at the hands of a complete MORON.

  133. js136202 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:53 PM

    steelersmichele
    It’s ironic when steeler fans gripe about the rules being how they are, because for YEARS the biggest beneficiary of the rules for tackling has been none other than ben roethlisberger.
    Yes, ben roethlisberger. If you tackle him below the waist, you get a 15 yard penalty for a low-blow. If you tackle him high, you get flagged for an illegal blow to the head. If you hit him in the chest, he won’t go down, because he’s a gigantic human being and can bounce off of hits.
    3 years ago Simon Fraser was unfairly punished for blocking ben roethlisberger on a fumble when he attempted to make a tackle. A 15 yard penalty was called, then ANOTHER 15 yard penalty was called for a hit to big ben because the player tackled him low to wrap up his legs.

  134. js136202 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:53 PM

    steelersmichele
    It’s ironic when steeler fans gripe about the rules being how they are, because for YEARS the biggest beneficiary of the rules for tackling has been none other than ben roethlisberger.
    Yes, ben roethlisberger. If you tackle him below the waist, you get a 15 yard penalty for a low-blow. If you tackle him high, you get flagged for an illegal blow to the head. If you hit him in the chest, he won’t go down, because he’s a gigantic human being and can bounce off of hits.
    3 years ago Simon Fraser was unfairly punished for blocking ben roethlisberger on a fumble when he attempted to make a tackle. A 15 yard penalty was called, then ANOTHER 15 yard penalty was called for a hit to big ben because the player tackled him low to wrap up his legs.

  135. CPinCT says: Oct 19, 2010 5:54 PM

    I have two thoughts on this:
    1: Let the NFL players police themselves. Kind of like Nascar. These guys are kind of like big heavy race cars going 200 MPH. You spin me, maybe I will spin you back, or bump you until your airborn. You lead with your helmet, maybe I take a shot at your knees when you least expect it. Fair is fair, right? I am not really serious about this, but it is something to think about.
    2: This crap happens in the NFL because nobody actually tackles anymore. The reason there are so many long TD plays is because the defenses always wants to deliver the big hit, the knock out,or just to “blow somebody up”. If they would all just go back to tackling, by tying a guy up around his legs, many of the injuries would stop, and many of the 60/70/80 yard TD plays would also stop. The NFL has gone overboard on the shock factor, a little to much WWE, and far to little good football.
    I love football, and the NFL, but the quality of play isn’t the same as it used to be.

  136. CPinCT says: Oct 19, 2010 5:54 PM

    I have two thoughts on this:
    1: Let the NFL players police themselves. Kind of like Nascar. These guys are kind of like big heavy race cars going 200 MPH. You spin me, maybe I will spin you back, or bump you until your airborn. You lead with your helmet, maybe I take a shot at your knees when you least expect it. Fair is fair, right? I am not really serious about this, but it is something to think about.
    2: This crap happens in the NFL because nobody actually tackles anymore. The reason there are so many long TD plays is because the defenses always wants to deliver the big hit, the knock out,or just to “blow somebody up”. If they would all just go back to tackling, by tying a guy up around his legs, many of the injuries would stop, and many of the 60/70/80 yard TD plays would also stop. The NFL has gone overboard on the shock factor, a little to much WWE, and far to little good football.
    I love football, and the NFL, but the quality of play isn’t the same as it used to be.

  137. 3 yards and a cloud says: Oct 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    All this showed is the league didn’t like that Rodney Harrison saved $50k a year for fines. That’s it. Thats the only thing.
    The NFL is getting ridiculous with fines and application of rules. Just b/c a hit has a bad result, doesn’t mean it was dirty. Its football!
    Harrison and Robinson did nothing wrong on their hits. NOT ONE THING. Fine Merryweather for the way he hit Heap, I have no gripe with that, but watch the Harrison hit, his arms are in front of him and he exploded with his arms first. Robinson looked surprised to see the receiver was on him so quick and lowered his stance to brace for it.
    The media, and a bunch of pus@#$ that comment on blogs like this shouldn’t push the NFL to fine players for big hits. Its not about helmet to helmet, its about violent hits and this is absolutely ridiculous.

  138. 3 yards and a cloud says: Oct 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    All this showed is the league didn’t like that Rodney Harrison saved $50k a year for fines. That’s it. Thats the only thing.
    The NFL is getting ridiculous with fines and application of rules. Just b/c a hit has a bad result, doesn’t mean it was dirty. Its football!
    Harrison and Robinson did nothing wrong on their hits. NOT ONE THING. Fine Merryweather for the way he hit Heap, I have no gripe with that, but watch the Harrison hit, his arms are in front of him and he exploded with his arms first. Robinson looked surprised to see the receiver was on him so quick and lowered his stance to brace for it.
    The media, and a bunch of pus@#$ that comment on blogs like this shouldn’t push the NFL to fine players for big hits. Its not about helmet to helmet, its about violent hits and this is absolutely ridiculous.

  139. Xylo133 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    So will offensive players be fined when they lower their heads or is just the defense that can’t use helmets? It seems that the offense will still be able to use their weapons.

  140. Xylo133 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    So will offensive players be fined when they lower their heads or is just the defense that can’t use helmets? It seems that the offense will still be able to use their weapons.

  141. kinghill says: Oct 19, 2010 5:56 PM

    When a player knocks another out of a game, with an illegal hit, suspend the offender until the victim returns to action. Very simple. Very equitable. If you maim a guy for life you’re out of the league.

  142. kinghill says: Oct 19, 2010 5:56 PM

    When a player knocks another out of a game, with an illegal hit, suspend the offender until the victim returns to action. Very simple. Very equitable. If you maim a guy for life you’re out of the league.

  143. florio4prez says: Oct 19, 2010 5:57 PM

    The real losers in all of this are the Miami Dolphins: Stillers at Fins, Sunday, October 24.
    James is NOT happy when they take a paltry $7,500 from him. $75K? Double Yoi!
    I can’t imagine how upset he’s gonna be over this. I CAN imagine that someone will find out.
    My only regret is that it’s not the Patsies next on the schedule. Not to worry though. Knowing James, it’s gonna take him a month to come off this anger trip, and the Patsies come to town November 14.
    Nice!

  144. florio4prez says: Oct 19, 2010 5:57 PM

    The real losers in all of this are the Miami Dolphins: Stillers at Fins, Sunday, October 24.
    James is NOT happy when they take a paltry $7,500 from him. $75K? Double Yoi!
    I can’t imagine how upset he’s gonna be over this. I CAN imagine that someone will find out.
    My only regret is that it’s not the Patsies next on the schedule. Not to worry though. Knowing James, it’s gonna take him a month to come off this anger trip, and the Patsies come to town November 14.
    Nice!

  145. Ron says: Oct 19, 2010 5:57 PM

    Art Van Delay’s brother says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thanks for the history lesson Gramps
    but if your watching people prancing
    it’s not football

  146. Ron says: Oct 19, 2010 5:57 PM

    Art Van Delay’s brother says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thanks for the history lesson Gramps
    but if your watching people prancing
    it’s not football

  147. NoRingForYou says: Oct 19, 2010 5:58 PM

    I bet Robinson doesnt even know why he was fined.

  148. NoRingForYou says: Oct 19, 2010 5:58 PM

    I bet Robinson doesnt even know why he was fined.

  149. melikefootball says: Oct 19, 2010 5:59 PM

    What is up with how the fines were given, one guy hits a receiver that was not unprotected and another dives up in the air for the hit. The worst gets what would be a game check and the other a two game check. last week hits to the head put out the super star QB’s and gets up to 15000. Where is this so called strong labor union now? Football and the league office is making football a hands off sport.

  150. melikefootball says: Oct 19, 2010 5:59 PM

    What is up with how the fines were given, one guy hits a receiver that was not unprotected and another dives up in the air for the hit. The worst gets what would be a game check and the other a two game check. last week hits to the head put out the super star QB’s and gets up to 15000. Where is this so called strong labor union now? Football and the league office is making football a hands off sport.

  151. Schatt Maub says: Oct 19, 2010 6:01 PM

    Got to suspend these guys.
    Someone’s going to be killed. Dudes are running faster and working out harder and hitting with more fierceness than ever before.

  152. Schatt Maub says: Oct 19, 2010 6:01 PM

    Got to suspend these guys.
    Someone’s going to be killed. Dudes are running faster and working out harder and hitting with more fierceness than ever before.

  153. rugbyrules says: Oct 19, 2010 6:01 PM

    It’s a contact sport and these guys make a lot of dough. Toughen up NFL. Pretty soon they won’t be able to tackle at all. Professional Flag football anyone?
    I have an idea to help stop helmet to helmet contact, take the helmets off. We’ll see how tough those Prima Donnas really are without pads.

  154. rugbyrules says: Oct 19, 2010 6:01 PM

    It’s a contact sport and these guys make a lot of dough. Toughen up NFL. Pretty soon they won’t be able to tackle at all. Professional Flag football anyone?
    I have an idea to help stop helmet to helmet contact, take the helmets off. We’ll see how tough those Prima Donnas really are without pads.

  155. DaBadGuy says: Oct 19, 2010 6:05 PM

    Just hope that James has one of those “I don’t remember me” hits left for Brees.
    And if he hits him late, there should be one a 15 yard penalty — no matter how many games Brees is out for!

  156. DaBadGuy says: Oct 19, 2010 6:05 PM

    Just hope that James has one of those “I don’t remember me” hits left for Brees.
    And if he hits him late, there should be one a 15 yard penalty — no matter how many games Brees is out for!

  157. redscare says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    You idiots complainaing about the “wussification” of football sure sound tough from your couches, but you take a few of the kind of hits we saw this weekend, and then we’ll see how you feel about it.
    This isn’t about toughness or physicality. This is about a balance in the game being upset; the balance shifting away from a contest of superior athleticism, talent, strategy, and execution toward a thuggish game of intimidation with people’s livelihoods and lives at stake.
    Football has always been a balance of those things, which is part of its (probably largely unhealthy) appeal. But what we’re seeing now isn’t “I’m a better player than you”, or even “I’m tougher than you”. It’s now turning into, “if you don’t acquiesce to me, I can take away your career and injure you for life.”
    Is that really what you want from your entertainment? I don’t. This is sport. Sport can be a healthy outlet for the aggressions of society, but only if it doesn’t go too far or absorb too much of its audience’s bloodthirstiness.
    Judging by the damn-fool tough-guy comments we see here, both the players and fans need to take a few steps back and reflect.

  158. redscare says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    You idiots complainaing about the “wussification” of football sure sound tough from your couches, but you take a few of the kind of hits we saw this weekend, and then we’ll see how you feel about it.
    This isn’t about toughness or physicality. This is about a balance in the game being upset; the balance shifting away from a contest of superior athleticism, talent, strategy, and execution toward a thuggish game of intimidation with people’s livelihoods and lives at stake.
    Football has always been a balance of those things, which is part of its (probably largely unhealthy) appeal. But what we’re seeing now isn’t “I’m a better player than you”, or even “I’m tougher than you”. It’s now turning into, “if you don’t acquiesce to me, I can take away your career and injure you for life.”
    Is that really what you want from your entertainment? I don’t. This is sport. Sport can be a healthy outlet for the aggressions of society, but only if it doesn’t go too far or absorb too much of its audience’s bloodthirstiness.
    Judging by the damn-fool tough-guy comments we see here, both the players and fans need to take a few steps back and reflect.

  159. pokerpro7s says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    The only joke here is the NFL fining and suspending players for making a tackle. This is a contact sport. That’s why they wear helmets and pads to protect them. Funny, when a boxer or a UFC fighter gets knocked out where’s the outcry? When 2 hockey players drop the gloves everyone stands and cheers. Let these guys play football. The only thing they’re doing is handicapping the defense when they impose fines and suspensions.

  160. pokerpro7s says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    The only joke here is the NFL fining and suspending players for making a tackle. This is a contact sport. That’s why they wear helmets and pads to protect them. Funny, when a boxer or a UFC fighter gets knocked out where’s the outcry? When 2 hockey players drop the gloves everyone stands and cheers. Let these guys play football. The only thing they’re doing is handicapping the defense when they impose fines and suspensions.

  161. grr215 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    WOW amazing how many people on here are ridiculing the NFL for this one. The suspensions are coming people, if anyone does this from this point on they will sit. And a $50,000 dollar fine for Meriweather isnt exaclty a drop in the bucket for he is making, and I say only for lack of a better term, $550,000. Harrison got $75,000 for the hit a repeat offennder, and running his big mouth. I dont feel Dunta Robinson should have been fined (and Im an EAGLES fan), dont think he did it maliciously. I mean he concussed himself as well. Atleast the NFL realizes when there is a potential problem and is proactive about it, not like the MLB, which is reactive, an tries to sweep it under the rug!

  162. grr215 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    WOW amazing how many people on here are ridiculing the NFL for this one. The suspensions are coming people, if anyone does this from this point on they will sit. And a $50,000 dollar fine for Meriweather isnt exaclty a drop in the bucket for he is making, and I say only for lack of a better term, $550,000. Harrison got $75,000 for the hit a repeat offennder, and running his big mouth. I dont feel Dunta Robinson should have been fined (and Im an EAGLES fan), dont think he did it maliciously. I mean he concussed himself as well. Atleast the NFL realizes when there is a potential problem and is proactive about it, not like the MLB, which is reactive, an tries to sweep it under the rug!

  163. skywalker919 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:11 PM

    James Harrison = He Hurt Me!

  164. skywalker919 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:11 PM

    James Harrison = He Hurt Me!

  165. JIM says: Oct 19, 2010 6:16 PM

    Mark it down HARRISOn will be suspended later this year for another brain dead illegal hit…you cannot flail your arms and launch your head into a player..he got off easy..and suckit SQUEELER FANS can shove it…he will be suspended mark it down..then they will also find out hes on roids…

  166. JIM says: Oct 19, 2010 6:16 PM

    Mark it down HARRISOn will be suspended later this year for another brain dead illegal hit…you cannot flail your arms and launch your head into a player..he got off easy..and suckit SQUEELER FANS can shove it…he will be suspended mark it down..then they will also find out hes on roids…

  167. packers4life says: Oct 19, 2010 6:21 PM

    I understand the NFL suspending players for helmet to helmet contact but to suspend them for a violent hit is going a little too far. The NFL needs to realize that it is all part of tackle football and should expect big hits like DeSean Jackson got. And sometimes players do get hurt from those.

  168. packers4life says: Oct 19, 2010 6:21 PM

    I understand the NFL suspending players for helmet to helmet contact but to suspend them for a violent hit is going a little too far. The NFL needs to realize that it is all part of tackle football and should expect big hits like DeSean Jackson got. And sometimes players do get hurt from those.

  169. njhitman says: Oct 19, 2010 6:22 PM

    K-FIZZLE says:
    October 19, 2010 4:47 PM
    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ——————– ——————– —————— When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?
    ——————————————–
    Someone needs to ask Goodell why Forster from the Colts did’t get suspendded or a fine But wait the Colts are the NFLS poster team

  170. njhitman says: Oct 19, 2010 6:22 PM

    K-FIZZLE says:
    October 19, 2010 4:47 PM
    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ——————– ——————– —————— When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?
    ——————————————–
    Someone needs to ask Goodell why Forster from the Colts did’t get suspendded or a fine But wait the Colts are the NFLS poster team

  171. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 6:27 PM

    Okay, I’m at a loss. I’ve been reading since Sunday that Dunta Robinson’s hit was legal, completely legal. So we’re going to fine a man $50,000 for making a completely legal hit???? That’s insane. How are players supposed to know what to do if they’re at risk for being fined or ejected for LEGAL hits????
    I had a problem with James’s hit on Massaquoi, so I’m not going to argue with that fine. I do feel that if they are going to say he’s a repeat offender, they should list the prior offenses to bring home the point. He was fined for the hit on Vince Young in game 2, but is that all?
    James also needs to learn that his menacing stare is more than enough. He doesn’t need to comment along with it.
    As for all the people celebrating the fine on the Steelers … we were the first team to have a player suspended with no prior disciplinary action, no arrest, no violation of the substance abuse or gambling policy. We are used to having the NFL hold our team to a higher standard to satisfy the whining of everyone else. Whine on.

  172. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 6:27 PM

    Okay, I’m at a loss. I’ve been reading since Sunday that Dunta Robinson’s hit was legal, completely legal. So we’re going to fine a man $50,000 for making a completely legal hit???? That’s insane. How are players supposed to know what to do if they’re at risk for being fined or ejected for LEGAL hits????
    I had a problem with James’s hit on Massaquoi, so I’m not going to argue with that fine. I do feel that if they are going to say he’s a repeat offender, they should list the prior offenses to bring home the point. He was fined for the hit on Vince Young in game 2, but is that all?
    James also needs to learn that his menacing stare is more than enough. He doesn’t need to comment along with it.
    As for all the people celebrating the fine on the Steelers … we were the first team to have a player suspended with no prior disciplinary action, no arrest, no violation of the substance abuse or gambling policy. We are used to having the NFL hold our team to a higher standard to satisfy the whining of everyone else. Whine on.

  173. seventhheaven7 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:30 PM

    NFL is such a pansy league now and so are the people that enforce these rules. I say the only player that should be protected is the qb and nowadays thats even a joke on how they draw penaltys. Might as well give the players pom poms and let them do high kicks rule makers. Its FOOTBALL people not ice skating and dont give me any of this crap about protecting the players safety PLEASEEEEE. Figures it took another steeler to stir up controversy and receive a fine. Its Typical, Hard Nose Steeler Football.

  174. seventhheaven7 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:30 PM

    NFL is such a pansy league now and so are the people that enforce these rules. I say the only player that should be protected is the qb and nowadays thats even a joke on how they draw penaltys. Might as well give the players pom poms and let them do high kicks rule makers. Its FOOTBALL people not ice skating and dont give me any of this crap about protecting the players safety PLEASEEEEE. Figures it took another steeler to stir up controversy and receive a fine. Its Typical, Hard Nose Steeler Football.

  175. Just JTO says: Oct 19, 2010 6:31 PM

    How much would GODell have fined Burt Reynolds for hitting Ray Nitschke in the ya-yas twice with passes on consecutive plays in The Longest Yard???
    LMAO!!!!

  176. Just JTO says: Oct 19, 2010 6:31 PM

    How much would GODell have fined Burt Reynolds for hitting Ray Nitschke in the ya-yas twice with passes on consecutive plays in The Longest Yard???
    LMAO!!!!

  177. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:33 PM

    No longer Commission of the NFL, Roger Goodell is now officially the Commissioner of the Tabloids.

  178. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:33 PM

    No longer Commission of the NFL, Roger Goodell is now officially the Commissioner of the Tabloids.

  179. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:34 PM

    May as well award the Lions that win since the league is changing policy and enforcing it retroactively now…

  180. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:34 PM

    May as well award the Lions that win since the league is changing policy and enforcing it retroactively now…

  181. righthereisay says: Oct 19, 2010 6:37 PM

    I’ve seen Harrison make some borderline hits and I don’t think these were even borderline. Harrison didn’t throw his body and his helmet at MM. It looks like he even stopped himself.
    Bad move NFL.

  182. righthereisay says: Oct 19, 2010 6:37 PM

    I’ve seen Harrison make some borderline hits and I don’t think these were even borderline. Harrison didn’t throw his body and his helmet at MM. It looks like he even stopped himself.
    Bad move NFL.

  183. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:40 PM

    James Harrison’s fine for a “no flag” hit:
    $75,000.00
    James Harrison’s salary this year:
    $13,357,280.00
    Yeah, OK Rog, whatever.

  184. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 6:40 PM

    James Harrison’s fine for a “no flag” hit:
    $75,000.00
    James Harrison’s salary this year:
    $13,357,280.00
    Yeah, OK Rog, whatever.

  185. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 6:41 PM

    & Rugby, look at the tape they were not tackles to start with. If it was a legitimate tackle, arms around the call carrierI would agree. But that is not the case..

  186. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 6:41 PM

    & Rugby, look at the tape they were not tackles to start with. If it was a legitimate tackle, arms around the call carrierI would agree. But that is not the case..

  187. Maximus says: Oct 19, 2010 6:42 PM

    So the NFL has a perfect opportunity to make a statement that it’s serious about illegal hits by suspending these three “players”.
    Nope. Just fined more money.
    They clearly are not serious about this issue.

  188. Maximus says: Oct 19, 2010 6:42 PM

    So the NFL has a perfect opportunity to make a statement that it’s serious about illegal hits by suspending these three “players”.
    Nope. Just fined more money.
    They clearly are not serious about this issue.

  189. localeye says: Oct 19, 2010 6:44 PM

    The fine on Robinson is BS. That was a legal hit. He never left the ground and there was no helmet to helmet contact. Jackson was not defenseless…he made a catch and Robinson made a crushing hit. End of story. Watch the video, look at the pictures. I can’t believe they fined him. The NFL is once again creating more gray areas in the rules.

  190. localeye says: Oct 19, 2010 6:44 PM

    The fine on Robinson is BS. That was a legal hit. He never left the ground and there was no helmet to helmet contact. Jackson was not defenseless…he made a catch and Robinson made a crushing hit. End of story. Watch the video, look at the pictures. I can’t believe they fined him. The NFL is once again creating more gray areas in the rules.

  191. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 6:44 PM

    & Rugby, look at the tape they were not tackles to start with. If it was a legitimate tackle, arms around the call carrierI would agree. But that is not the case..

  192. Omega says: Oct 19, 2010 6:44 PM

    & Rugby, look at the tape they were not tackles to start with. If it was a legitimate tackle, arms around the call carrierI would agree. But that is not the case..

  193. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Oct 19, 2010 6:54 PM

    “he needs to stand in line behind Hines Ward for the dirtiest player on the Steelers. ”
    Now that is absurd. Any team would want Ward on their team because he puts it all on the line every down. Just because he legally blocks downfield does in no way make him a dirty player. Get a clue.

  194. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Oct 19, 2010 6:54 PM

    “he needs to stand in line behind Hines Ward for the dirtiest player on the Steelers. ”
    Now that is absurd. Any team would want Ward on their team because he puts it all on the line every down. Just because he legally blocks downfield does in no way make him a dirty player. Get a clue.

  195. clintcooper says: Oct 19, 2010 6:58 PM

    Oh noes! Not the $75,000 fine!!!! Now he won’t be able to buy that 17th Mercedes he wanted!!!!

  196. clintcooper says: Oct 19, 2010 6:58 PM

    Oh noes! Not the $75,000 fine!!!! Now he won’t be able to buy that 17th Mercedes he wanted!!!!

  197. NFLMMAfan says: Oct 19, 2010 6:59 PM

    Goddell made it too complicated.
    Empower the referee to require the offending player to play the rest of the game and the next game without a helmet.
    A simple and effective deterrent!

  198. NFLMMAfan says: Oct 19, 2010 6:59 PM

    Goddell made it too complicated.
    Empower the referee to require the offending player to play the rest of the game and the next game without a helmet.
    A simple and effective deterrent!

  199. sportsbruh3 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:09 PM

    Harrison had it coming. He’s is ROUGISH. The sooner he is out of the league the BETTER. I cannot stand the guy. He does nasty hits and then act like its in the spirit of the game.
    This is not MMA. Kids are watching. We do not need to see mangled players taken off the field.
    And that hit on Jackson of the Eagles, was an orchestrated HIT!
    SUSPENSIONS are in order.

  200. sportsbruh3 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:09 PM

    Harrison had it coming. He’s is ROUGISH. The sooner he is out of the league the BETTER. I cannot stand the guy. He does nasty hits and then act like its in the spirit of the game.
    This is not MMA. Kids are watching. We do not need to see mangled players taken off the field.
    And that hit on Jackson of the Eagles, was an orchestrated HIT!
    SUSPENSIONS are in order.

  201. RunningOutOfCommentNames says: Oct 19, 2010 7:17 PM

    After hearing the amount of the fine, in true Shitsburgh sports role model tradition. Harrison went home, beat up his girlfriend, and set his social status pit bulls free to terrorize the neighborhood. It’s doesn’t matter if you are a turd, a dirty player, rapist, or an idiot who can’t keep his mouth shut. As long as the Yinzers have a reason to wake up everyday.

  202. RunningOutOfCommentNames says: Oct 19, 2010 7:17 PM

    After hearing the amount of the fine, in true Shitsburgh sports role model tradition. Harrison went home, beat up his girlfriend, and set his social status pit bulls free to terrorize the neighborhood. It’s doesn’t matter if you are a turd, a dirty player, rapist, or an idiot who can’t keep his mouth shut. As long as the Yinzers have a reason to wake up everyday.

  203. sportsbruh3 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:22 PM

    James Harrison’s fine for a “no flag” hit:
    $75,000.00
    James Harrison’s salary this year:
    $13,357,280.00
    Yeah, OK Rog, whatever.
    *******************************
    Missing a game check would shut him down.
    the sooner the better

  204. sportsbruh3 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:22 PM

    James Harrison’s fine for a “no flag” hit:
    $75,000.00
    James Harrison’s salary this year:
    $13,357,280.00
    Yeah, OK Rog, whatever.
    *******************************
    Missing a game check would shut him down.
    the sooner the better

  205. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 19, 2010 7:23 PM

    Well Mr. Harrison, I guess it’s time to go lower and with more intent. Time to work on those ribs. If you’re going to get fined then get your money’s worth.
    GO STEELERS!

  206. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 19, 2010 7:23 PM

    Well Mr. Harrison, I guess it’s time to go lower and with more intent. Time to work on those ribs. If you’re going to get fined then get your money’s worth.
    GO STEELERS!

  207. FinFan6886 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:23 PM

    Ron says:
    October 19, 2010 5:57 PM
    Art Van Delay’s brother says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thanks for the history lesson Gramps
    but if your watching people prancing
    it’s not football
    ————————————————–
    Take a closer look at all the “celebrations”…most of it is “prancing” about. If you don’t believe me (or Ron) buy a dictionary. These “look at me” morons pat themselves on the back, concoct stupid and sometimes elaborate “celebrations” and make a spectacle out of themselves on almost every play. Watching the LB strut around after making a tackle after a first down is like the McDonalds fry guy jumping for joy because he didn’t forget the salt

  208. FinFan6886 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:23 PM

    Ron says:
    October 19, 2010 5:57 PM
    Art Van Delay’s brother says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    You had one chance to prance around after a touchdown in front of Dick Butkus or Joe Greene. They made sure their displeasure was duly noted sometime later in the game.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thanks for the history lesson Gramps
    but if your watching people prancing
    it’s not football
    ————————————————–
    Take a closer look at all the “celebrations”…most of it is “prancing” about. If you don’t believe me (or Ron) buy a dictionary. These “look at me” morons pat themselves on the back, concoct stupid and sometimes elaborate “celebrations” and make a spectacle out of themselves on almost every play. Watching the LB strut around after making a tackle after a first down is like the McDonalds fry guy jumping for joy because he didn’t forget the salt

  209. adad1996 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:24 PM

    You can’t have it both ways…it’s rediculous fine someone for doing their job! Nothing was dirty about Harrison’s hit…
    This game is turning into something other than football…I think I’ll start watching European Soccer!

  210. adad1996 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:24 PM

    You can’t have it both ways…it’s rediculous fine someone for doing their job! Nothing was dirty about Harrison’s hit…
    This game is turning into something other than football…I think I’ll start watching European Soccer!

  211. Spoonthis says: Oct 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    Are the idiots at ESPN gonna continue their little weekly episode of “JACKED UP”? You have ex-players sitting there saying “He got jacked up” simultaniously like little cheerleaders. James Harrison was stupid for opening his mouth but not for the hits he puts on the the Browns players. OK James, drop kick the the opposing team because you can’t tackle a player as he is getting tackled by another player and lead with the front of your body and you can’t lead with your arms like on Massaquoi.
    And GODell, you had better start fining the offensive players for lowering their heads and dropping their shoulder pad levels as the defensive player is trying to make a tackle. What a F*ing mockery. Godell is ruining this league with his sporadic choices. Get arrested – no suspension. Get accused – 4 games. Braylon Edwards was a REPEAT OFFENDER and got nothing people. Set the rules, teach the rules and then implement them. But stick to a CLEAR SET OF RULES.

  212. Spoonthis says: Oct 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    Are the idiots at ESPN gonna continue their little weekly episode of “JACKED UP”? You have ex-players sitting there saying “He got jacked up” simultaniously like little cheerleaders. James Harrison was stupid for opening his mouth but not for the hits he puts on the the Browns players. OK James, drop kick the the opposing team because you can’t tackle a player as he is getting tackled by another player and lead with the front of your body and you can’t lead with your arms like on Massaquoi.
    And GODell, you had better start fining the offensive players for lowering their heads and dropping their shoulder pad levels as the defensive player is trying to make a tackle. What a F*ing mockery. Godell is ruining this league with his sporadic choices. Get arrested – no suspension. Get accused – 4 games. Braylon Edwards was a REPEAT OFFENDER and got nothing people. Set the rules, teach the rules and then implement them. But stick to a CLEAR SET OF RULES.

  213. adad1996 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:26 PM

    This game is going to turn into basketball where players will ‘flop’ and not get up after a hit looking for a penalty.

  214. adad1996 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:26 PM

    This game is going to turn into basketball where players will ‘flop’ and not get up after a hit looking for a penalty.

  215. FinFan6886 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:27 PM

    ***meant Art… not Ron in previous post

  216. FinFan6886 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:27 PM

    ***meant Art… not Ron in previous post

  217. Art Van Delay's brother says: Oct 19, 2010 7:27 PM

    Ron
    Moron! The point is these are the guys that the NFL declared as the role models for future players. Whether it was enshrinment into the HOF or featured in numerous NFL films exhibiting their hard hits, the NFL blessed this play long ago.
    You must have missed that in your home schoolin’ from Larry the Cable Guy.

  218. Art Van Delay's brother says: Oct 19, 2010 7:27 PM

    Ron
    Moron! The point is these are the guys that the NFL declared as the role models for future players. Whether it was enshrinment into the HOF or featured in numerous NFL films exhibiting their hard hits, the NFL blessed this play long ago.
    You must have missed that in your home schoolin’ from Larry the Cable Guy.

  219. js136202 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:35 PM

    Deb
    See Super Bowl in Detroit for exhibit A that the steelers are the complete polar opposite of the team made an example of. Big ben still hasn’t crossed the plane of the goal line.

  220. js136202 says: Oct 19, 2010 7:35 PM

    Deb
    See Super Bowl in Detroit for exhibit A that the steelers are the complete polar opposite of the team made an example of. Big ben still hasn’t crossed the plane of the goal line.

  221. Ravenmaniac says: Oct 19, 2010 7:42 PM

    Hey Holeinone!!!! Good to see you on here! You are right the first game was awesome. games between these 2 teams always finish the same way…right down to the wire.
    I always felt the same way you did about Harrison until last year. It just seems everytime you see him he is leading with his helmet. Then he opens his mouth about wanting to hurt people…wow…he was just enticing the league to do this.
    You are right…this will be a nightmare to enforce.
    Like you and I say…..the 2 best games of the year… Ravens and Steelers! Next one is in Bmore…you should get a ticket and come down and tailgate with us. Steaks and beer on me.
    Take care my friend!!

  222. Ravenmaniac says: Oct 19, 2010 7:42 PM

    Hey Holeinone!!!! Good to see you on here! You are right the first game was awesome. games between these 2 teams always finish the same way…right down to the wire.
    I always felt the same way you did about Harrison until last year. It just seems everytime you see him he is leading with his helmet. Then he opens his mouth about wanting to hurt people…wow…he was just enticing the league to do this.
    You are right…this will be a nightmare to enforce.
    Like you and I say…..the 2 best games of the year… Ravens and Steelers! Next one is in Bmore…you should get a ticket and come down and tailgate with us. Steaks and beer on me.
    Take care my friend!!

  223. Macadamia says: Oct 19, 2010 7:52 PM

    Love the Stillers fans who continually pull out the “Got Six” line whenever they have nothing else to defend their idiotic team or their players’ behavior. Harrison is a roid-ragin’ psychopath who has gotten away with one too many cheap shots and finally paid the price. Go dig up Myron Cope and borrow one of his Horrible Hankies to wipe your snot noses you crying bunch of pansies.

  224. Macadamia says: Oct 19, 2010 7:52 PM

    Love the Stillers fans who continually pull out the “Got Six” line whenever they have nothing else to defend their idiotic team or their players’ behavior. Harrison is a roid-ragin’ psychopath who has gotten away with one too many cheap shots and finally paid the price. Go dig up Myron Cope and borrow one of his Horrible Hankies to wipe your snot noses you crying bunch of pansies.

  225. spyboots says: Oct 19, 2010 7:52 PM

    Deja vu – Mel Blount. Change the rules to weaken the defense.

  226. spyboots says: Oct 19, 2010 7:52 PM

    Deja vu – Mel Blount. Change the rules to weaken the defense.

  227. Helfman cometh says: Oct 19, 2010 7:53 PM

    Joke! Harrison’s wasn’t even the hardest hit. Gooddell is a Jackass!

  228. Helfman cometh says: Oct 19, 2010 7:53 PM

    Joke! Harrison’s wasn’t even the hardest hit. Gooddell is a Jackass!

  229. hazi59 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:02 PM

    K-Fizzle, actually here is the repeat offender Harrison’s most recent history:
    “He drew a $5,000 penalty for slamming Tennessee quarterback Vince Young to the turf Sept. 19, a play that also wasn’t penalized. Harrison also was fined $5,000 last season for unnecessary roughness following a late hit on Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth. In 2008, he drew a $20,000 fine for criticizing a roughing-the-passer penalty against him.”
    don’t comment on something you have no freaking idea about. you are completely clueless, but don’t pawn your ignorance on others.

  230. hazi59 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:02 PM

    K-Fizzle, actually here is the repeat offender Harrison’s most recent history:
    “He drew a $5,000 penalty for slamming Tennessee quarterback Vince Young to the turf Sept. 19, a play that also wasn’t penalized. Harrison also was fined $5,000 last season for unnecessary roughness following a late hit on Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth. In 2008, he drew a $20,000 fine for criticizing a roughing-the-passer penalty against him.”
    don’t comment on something you have no freaking idea about. you are completely clueless, but don’t pawn your ignorance on others.

  231. conníe says: Oct 19, 2010 8:05 PM

    js136202 says: October 19, 2010 7:35 PM
    “See Super Bowl in Detroit for exhibit A that the steelers are the complete polar opposite of the team made an example of. Big ben still hasn’t crossed the plane of the goal line.”
    Will the tears of the Seahawks fans never dry?

  232. conníe says: Oct 19, 2010 8:05 PM

    js136202 says: October 19, 2010 7:35 PM
    “See Super Bowl in Detroit for exhibit A that the steelers are the complete polar opposite of the team made an example of. Big ben still hasn’t crossed the plane of the goal line.”
    Will the tears of the Seahawks fans never dry?

  233. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.

  234. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.

  235. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:27 PM

    Xylo133 says: October 19, 2010 5:55 PM
    So will offensive players be fined when they lower their heads or is just the defense that can’t use helmets? It seems that the offense will still be able to use their weapons.
    ____________________________________
    I just heard a sports commentator on the radio bring up the same point. He mentioned how Emmet Smith would lower his head and plow through the line of scrimmage. He would try to be the one to deliver the blow to gain extra yards. given this new set of rules, would this lead to a suspension if he delivered the blow trying to gain yards? Should we now say that Emmet Smith, the league’s all-time leading rusher, was a dirty player? Or is that saved only for those on defense?

  236. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 8:27 PM

    Xylo133 says: October 19, 2010 5:55 PM
    So will offensive players be fined when they lower their heads or is just the defense that can’t use helmets? It seems that the offense will still be able to use their weapons.
    ____________________________________
    I just heard a sports commentator on the radio bring up the same point. He mentioned how Emmet Smith would lower his head and plow through the line of scrimmage. He would try to be the one to deliver the blow to gain extra yards. given this new set of rules, would this lead to a suspension if he delivered the blow trying to gain yards? Should we now say that Emmet Smith, the league’s all-time leading rusher, was a dirty player? Or is that saved only for those on defense?

  237. spudz says: Oct 19, 2010 8:29 PM

    The guy dishing the hit should be suspended until the player injured is able to play again.
    If the player that was hit does not miss any time then the hitter should automatically receive a 1 game suspension and a 50k fine.

  238. spudz says: Oct 19, 2010 8:29 PM

    The guy dishing the hit should be suspended until the player injured is able to play again.
    If the player that was hit does not miss any time then the hitter should automatically receive a 1 game suspension and a 50k fine.

  239. allinSTACKme says: Oct 19, 2010 8:33 PM

    K-FIZZLE says:
    October 19, 2010 4:47 PM
    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ——————– ——————– —————— When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?
    ————————————————–
    BEN WAS SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING THE PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY YOU FREAKING MORON!!!! I’m getting real sick of any comment posted by any Steeler fan.

  240. allinSTACKme says: Oct 19, 2010 8:33 PM

    K-FIZZLE says:
    October 19, 2010 4:47 PM
    According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Harrison’s fine was the biggest because he’s a repeat offender.
    ——————– ——————– —————— When was his first offense??? Oh, that’s right. His first offense was having a Black and Gold jersey on. I really do think Goodell has it in for the Steelers. How else could you explain suspending a man who was never charged with a crime, for 6 games?
    ————————————————–
    BEN WAS SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING THE PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY YOU FREAKING MORON!!!! I’m getting real sick of any comment posted by any Steeler fan.

  241. Spoonthis says: Oct 19, 2010 8:37 PM

    @Macadamia
    “Go dig up Myron Cope and borrow one of his Horrible Hankies to wipe your snot noses you crying bunch of pansies.”
    Nice….dig up Myron Cope. The Steeler fans aren’t cryin and being pansies. You are terd. We love hard nosed football and practically invented it (see Mean Joe Green, L.C Greenwood, Jack Lambert, Greg Lloyd, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Ernie Holmes, Joey Porter, Troy Polamalu, James freakin Harrison, Levon Kirkland, David Little, Lamaar Woodley, Lawrence “don’t call me Larry” Timmons and Hines Ward). I’m sure I missed another dozen players. The Steelers defense has always been a hard nosed group because of the culture in Pittsburgh. Play hard, hit hard and stop the f*ing run. Too bad your team can’t emulate that. How many hits did Jerome Bettis place or get hit with, “helmit to helmit “, while he became the 5th leading rusher in the NFL? Nut it up whiners.
    GODell………..FU.

  242. Spoonthis says: Oct 19, 2010 8:37 PM

    @Macadamia
    “Go dig up Myron Cope and borrow one of his Horrible Hankies to wipe your snot noses you crying bunch of pansies.”
    Nice….dig up Myron Cope. The Steeler fans aren’t cryin and being pansies. You are terd. We love hard nosed football and practically invented it (see Mean Joe Green, L.C Greenwood, Jack Lambert, Greg Lloyd, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Ernie Holmes, Joey Porter, Troy Polamalu, James freakin Harrison, Levon Kirkland, David Little, Lamaar Woodley, Lawrence “don’t call me Larry” Timmons and Hines Ward). I’m sure I missed another dozen players. The Steelers defense has always been a hard nosed group because of the culture in Pittsburgh. Play hard, hit hard and stop the f*ing run. Too bad your team can’t emulate that. How many hits did Jerome Bettis place or get hit with, “helmit to helmit “, while he became the 5th leading rusher in the NFL? Nut it up whiners.
    GODell………..FU.

  243. Scott in Bwk says: Oct 19, 2010 8:57 PM

    Dunta Robinson did NOT lead with his helmet and in the “heat of battle” players will attempt to cushion themselves against a worse hit.
    This just sends the message that anyone who leads with their SHOULDER PADS can be fined because the player being hit changed direction IN A SPLIT SECOND.
    This is a travesty…….there was no intent!
    AGAIN:

  244. Scott in Bwk says: Oct 19, 2010 8:57 PM

    Dunta Robinson did NOT lead with his helmet and in the “heat of battle” players will attempt to cushion themselves against a worse hit.
    This just sends the message that anyone who leads with their SHOULDER PADS can be fined because the player being hit changed direction IN A SPLIT SECOND.
    This is a travesty…….there was no intent!
    AGAIN:

  245. Scott in Bwk says: Oct 19, 2010 9:01 PM

    Again: If a flag is thrown and a penalty is assessed and a player is injured, the offending player MUST sit out the same amount of time as the injured player.
    Money means nothing to someone who makes millions…….until they don’t have millions!!!

  246. Scott in Bwk says: Oct 19, 2010 9:01 PM

    Again: If a flag is thrown and a penalty is assessed and a player is injured, the offending player MUST sit out the same amount of time as the injured player.
    Money means nothing to someone who makes millions…….until they don’t have millions!!!

  247. eaglesbaby says: Oct 19, 2010 9:08 PM

    Goodell is obviously trying to protect his players but this is over the top. How can you say that robinson’s hit was dirty. You throw over the middle you should expect to pay the price. In this particular case Jackson had the balls to go up there and make the grab. What is robinson expected to do in that situation. It was just a hard hit shoulder to shoulder. Desean and Dunta we all hope for speedy recoveries.

  248. eaglesbaby says: Oct 19, 2010 9:08 PM

    Goodell is obviously trying to protect his players but this is over the top. How can you say that robinson’s hit was dirty. You throw over the middle you should expect to pay the price. In this particular case Jackson had the balls to go up there and make the grab. What is robinson expected to do in that situation. It was just a hard hit shoulder to shoulder. Desean and Dunta we all hope for speedy recoveries.

  249. conníe says: Oct 19, 2010 9:14 PM

    allinSTACKme says: October 19, 2010 8:33 PM
    “I’m getting real sick of any comment posted by any Steeler fan.”
    Does this mean you’ll no longer be posting in any more Steelers threads?
    On behalf of Steeler Nation, thanks bunches.

  250. conníe says: Oct 19, 2010 9:14 PM

    allinSTACKme says: October 19, 2010 8:33 PM
    “I’m getting real sick of any comment posted by any Steeler fan.”
    Does this mean you’ll no longer be posting in any more Steelers threads?
    On behalf of Steeler Nation, thanks bunches.

  251. PA Pride says: Oct 19, 2010 10:02 PM

    3 things that I do not agree with!
    1. Harrison and the Falcon CB should have not been fined.
    2. The Cribbs hit was legal. When you run the ball, you get hit in the helmet.
    3. Harrison’s 2nd hit, was also legal. He led with his arms, did not go helmet to helmet. He played with in the rules both times.
    4. The falcon CB should not have been fined. He also led with his shoulder, DJ had made the play. What are you supposed to do as a DB?
    5. The New England guy should be suspended. He did it on purpose.
    6. These NFL guys that make the rules, never played a down in their life. How are you supposed to play a violent game with worry about money and suspensions. Sure, I am about players safety, but come on! Have the players wear mouth pieces. That is a big reason why you get concused.
    Also, The NFL people should look at the hit, not the aftermath of the hit. For example, if Cribss got up or the other WR got up, would they be fining him? The only reason the NFL has decided to fine them is because they got concused. I find this total BS. Players play within the rules and get fined and may get suspended. The Falcons DB and Harrison did nothing wrong! All 3 were legal hits. You will see an appeal from them. THe players assoication will step in.

  252. PA Pride says: Oct 19, 2010 10:02 PM

    3 things that I do not agree with!
    1. Harrison and the Falcon CB should have not been fined.
    2. The Cribbs hit was legal. When you run the ball, you get hit in the helmet.
    3. Harrison’s 2nd hit, was also legal. He led with his arms, did not go helmet to helmet. He played with in the rules both times.
    4. The falcon CB should not have been fined. He also led with his shoulder, DJ had made the play. What are you supposed to do as a DB?
    5. The New England guy should be suspended. He did it on purpose.
    6. These NFL guys that make the rules, never played a down in their life. How are you supposed to play a violent game with worry about money and suspensions. Sure, I am about players safety, but come on! Have the players wear mouth pieces. That is a big reason why you get concused.
    Also, The NFL people should look at the hit, not the aftermath of the hit. For example, if Cribss got up or the other WR got up, would they be fining him? The only reason the NFL has decided to fine them is because they got concused. I find this total BS. Players play within the rules and get fined and may get suspended. The Falcons DB and Harrison did nothing wrong! All 3 were legal hits. You will see an appeal from them. THe players assoication will step in.

  253. NFLMMAfan says: Oct 19, 2010 10:12 PM

    SteelTown-6 says:
    October 19, 2010 8:18 PM
    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.
    ~~~~
    Then Chuck kicked Harrison through the wall.
    There now. A nice bedtime story for the Steelers.

  254. NFLMMAfan says: Oct 19, 2010 10:12 PM

    SteelTown-6 says:
    October 19, 2010 8:18 PM
    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.
    ~~~~
    Then Chuck kicked Harrison through the wall.
    There now. A nice bedtime story for the Steelers.

  255. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 10:28 PM

    To the moderators who keep censoring me for saying Ravenmaniac called me a bitch: I wish you’d been that conscientious when he posted that rant at me yesterday. It seems like your locking the door after the horse has gotten out of the barn.

  256. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 10:28 PM

    To the moderators who keep censoring me for saying Ravenmaniac called me a bitch: I wish you’d been that conscientious when he posted that rant at me yesterday. It seems like your locking the door after the horse has gotten out of the barn.

  257. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 10:29 PM

    @allinSTACKme … Where is the suspension for Vince Young’s assault incident? Isn’t that against the PCP? And Brandon Underwood, who hired hookers and got into an altercation that led to false rape accusations against him and his uninvolved teammates. Isn’t that against the PCP? Roethlisberger was suspended for public drunkenness. Gee, no other NFL player has been drunk in public. We are sick of ignorant comments from people who rant with no clue what they’re talking about.
    @RunningOutofCommentNames … No wonder.
    @HoleinOne09 … Hope you don’t mind if Ravenmaniac calls you a “b**ch” when he disagrees with you. Oh wait … he only screams that at female Steeler fans who say Ben is a jackass but didn’t rape anyone. To the men he says, “I respect that, buddy.”
    @js136202 … I don’t have a problem with Harrison’s fine, but he’s not the only hard hitter in the league. I don’t have a problem with Roethlisberger’s suspension, only with a Commissioner who doesn’t evenly apply the Personal Conduct Policy. As for Super Bowl XL, Roethlisberger appears to cross the plane while in the air. However, I wanted the TD overturned. It would have been fourth and inches. That big 6’5″ QB would only have had to reach across the goal line on the next play–something he’d done successfully many times that season. And we wouldn’t still be hearing the whining five years later.

  258. Deb says: Oct 19, 2010 10:29 PM

    @allinSTACKme … Where is the suspension for Vince Young’s assault incident? Isn’t that against the PCP? And Brandon Underwood, who hired hookers and got into an altercation that led to false rape accusations against him and his uninvolved teammates. Isn’t that against the PCP? Roethlisberger was suspended for public drunkenness. Gee, no other NFL player has been drunk in public. We are sick of ignorant comments from people who rant with no clue what they’re talking about.
    @RunningOutofCommentNames … No wonder.
    @HoleinOne09 … Hope you don’t mind if Ravenmaniac calls you a “b**ch” when he disagrees with you. Oh wait … he only screams that at female Steeler fans who say Ben is a jackass but didn’t rape anyone. To the men he says, “I respect that, buddy.”
    @js136202 … I don’t have a problem with Harrison’s fine, but he’s not the only hard hitter in the league. I don’t have a problem with Roethlisberger’s suspension, only with a Commissioner who doesn’t evenly apply the Personal Conduct Policy. As for Super Bowl XL, Roethlisberger appears to cross the plane while in the air. However, I wanted the TD overturned. It would have been fourth and inches. That big 6’5″ QB would only have had to reach across the goal line on the next play–something he’d done successfully many times that season. And we wouldn’t still be hearing the whining five years later.

  259. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 19, 2010 10:30 PM

    redscare says:
    October 19, 2010 6:08 PM
    You idiots complainaing about the “wussification” of football sure sound tough from your couches, but you take a few of the kind of hits we saw this weekend, and then we’ll see how you feel about it.
    You win the Full Of S*%) award. Well redscare how much football have you seen? Have you seen players paralyzed for life or their shoulders destroyed during an exhibition game? How about clothes line tackles, spearing, horse collar tackles all perfectly legal? Intentional head shots as a regular occurrence?
    The league doesn’t do any of that crap anymore, I’m glad to say. But all that got corrected before Roger the Bull Moose and his fine police started mucking up the game. If he doesn’t have any faith in the officiating then let the fine police call the game.
    2010, the year the NFL died.

  260. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 19, 2010 10:30 PM

    redscare says:
    October 19, 2010 6:08 PM
    You idiots complainaing about the “wussification” of football sure sound tough from your couches, but you take a few of the kind of hits we saw this weekend, and then we’ll see how you feel about it.
    You win the Full Of S*%) award. Well redscare how much football have you seen? Have you seen players paralyzed for life or their shoulders destroyed during an exhibition game? How about clothes line tackles, spearing, horse collar tackles all perfectly legal? Intentional head shots as a regular occurrence?
    The league doesn’t do any of that crap anymore, I’m glad to say. But all that got corrected before Roger the Bull Moose and his fine police started mucking up the game. If he doesn’t have any faith in the officiating then let the fine police call the game.
    2010, the year the NFL died.

  261. JSpiridig says: Oct 19, 2010 10:51 PM

    Gee, I can hardly wait until Sunday afternoon, or Sunday evening, or Monday Night, and sit back with a cold one, and bunch of snacks to watch the PRO TOUCH FOOTBALL game of my choice. Why don’t they just let them play good old fashion football.

  262. JSpiridig says: Oct 19, 2010 10:51 PM

    Gee, I can hardly wait until Sunday afternoon, or Sunday evening, or Monday Night, and sit back with a cold one, and bunch of snacks to watch the PRO TOUCH FOOTBALL game of my choice. Why don’t they just let them play good old fashion football.

  263. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 11:24 PM

    NFLMMAfan says: October 19, 2010 10:12 PM
    SteelTown-6 says:
    October 19, 2010 8:18 PM
    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.
    ~~~~
    Then Chuck kicked Harrison through the wall.
    There now. A nice bedtime story for the Steelers.
    _____________________________
    That is a pretty good ending – after all if Harrison were a mere mortal, then the impact with the wall would have resulted in him ending up as a quivering puddle of goo – but the fact that he broke through the wall shows he is made of Steel!

  264. tk1966 says: Oct 19, 2010 11:24 PM

    NFLMMAfan says: October 19, 2010 10:12 PM
    SteelTown-6 says:
    October 19, 2010 8:18 PM
    James Harrison slapped Chuck Norris.
    He made him cry.
    ~~~~
    Then Chuck kicked Harrison through the wall.
    There now. A nice bedtime story for the Steelers.
    _____________________________
    That is a pretty good ending – after all if Harrison were a mere mortal, then the impact with the wall would have resulted in him ending up as a quivering puddle of goo – but the fact that he broke through the wall shows he is made of Steel!

  265. Capt. James T. Kirk says: Oct 19, 2010 11:28 PM

    Fined for a hit that the refs didn’t even toss a flag on. 4 game suspension for allegations and no arrest. When is this persecution of the Steelers ever going to stop? Goodell can go straight to hell for this. Braylon Edwards dui=missing first series. No league action. When the Steelers hoist the Lombardi again this season, i really really wish someone would smash it down on goodell’s skull.

  266. Capt. James T. Kirk says: Oct 19, 2010 11:28 PM

    Fined for a hit that the refs didn’t even toss a flag on. 4 game suspension for allegations and no arrest. When is this persecution of the Steelers ever going to stop? Goodell can go straight to hell for this. Braylon Edwards dui=missing first series. No league action. When the Steelers hoist the Lombardi again this season, i really really wish someone would smash it down on goodell’s skull.

  267. rugbyrules says: Oct 20, 2010 12:40 AM

    redscare are you for real? What a rant…
    Football was invented b/c our national sport of the time, rugby, was too violent for a postwar America. Football is a contact sport and should remain a contact sport.

  268. rugbyrules says: Oct 20, 2010 12:40 AM

    redscare are you for real? What a rant…
    Football was invented b/c our national sport of the time, rugby, was too violent for a postwar America. Football is a contact sport and should remain a contact sport.

  269. CKL says: Oct 20, 2010 3:31 AM

    AllMyTeamsAreLosers says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    How can the NFL levy such a huge fine and do nothing about the referees who didn’t flag the play
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    This is a fine point that has gotten lost in the bickering we are doing. The NFL needs to make sure to point out that the refs will suffer on their grades for missing these as well. And if they don’t suffer on their grades, they should.
    Spoonthis, ESPN stopped doing “Jacked Up” years ago thanks to the politically correct police. I liked the segment EXCEPT when they used illegal hits on it.
    Dunta Robinson did ZERO wrong. Meriweather deserved the fine. I’m a Pats fan and it looked like it was a deliberate “LOOK AT ME” highlight reel play attempt. Totally unnecessary. BB sat Meriweather’s butt down on the bench after that for awhile and I was glad. With Harrison, it’s hard to tell because it was so fast (MoMass). The Cribbs one didn’t look illegal.

  270. CKL says: Oct 20, 2010 3:31 AM

    AllMyTeamsAreLosers says: October 19, 2010 5:02 PM
    How can the NFL levy such a huge fine and do nothing about the referees who didn’t flag the play
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    This is a fine point that has gotten lost in the bickering we are doing. The NFL needs to make sure to point out that the refs will suffer on their grades for missing these as well. And if they don’t suffer on their grades, they should.
    Spoonthis, ESPN stopped doing “Jacked Up” years ago thanks to the politically correct police. I liked the segment EXCEPT when they used illegal hits on it.
    Dunta Robinson did ZERO wrong. Meriweather deserved the fine. I’m a Pats fan and it looked like it was a deliberate “LOOK AT ME” highlight reel play attempt. Totally unnecessary. BB sat Meriweather’s butt down on the bench after that for awhile and I was glad. With Harrison, it’s hard to tell because it was so fast (MoMass). The Cribbs one didn’t look illegal.

  271. thewhodeykid says: Oct 20, 2010 8:54 AM

    I love Browns fans complaining about the Harrison’s hits. TJ Ward only got fined $15k for knocking Jordan Shipley out for a week. I guess they look at it differently when its one of their own players

  272. thewhodeykid says: Oct 20, 2010 8:54 AM

    I love Browns fans complaining about the Harrison’s hits. TJ Ward only got fined $15k for knocking Jordan Shipley out for a week. I guess they look at it differently when its one of their own players

  273. thepittsburghkid says: Oct 20, 2010 10:34 AM

    This is the beginning of the end for the NFL. In 20 years the game will be 2 hand touch. When you have something perfect why do you have to keep messing with it until its ruined.
    Instead of head injuries its going to be knee and leg injuries.
    The NFL adding 2 games to the schedule is for player safety also.
    How is Harrison a repeat offender if one hit was clean?

  274. thepittsburghkid says: Oct 20, 2010 10:34 AM

    This is the beginning of the end for the NFL. In 20 years the game will be 2 hand touch. When you have something perfect why do you have to keep messing with it until its ruined.
    Instead of head injuries its going to be knee and leg injuries.
    The NFL adding 2 games to the schedule is for player safety also.
    How is Harrison a repeat offender if one hit was clean?

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