Steelers linebacker James Harrison knows all about the NFL’s tendency towards heavy fines this season. He just hopes Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour feels the league’s wrath too after his punch to Ben Roethlisberger’s face Sunday.
“I hope he would hear from the league a lot worse than what I did,” Harrison told Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com. “I’m playing the game within the whistles. What he did was way outside of it.”
Marvez thinks that Seymour should be suspended for next week’s game and pay a six figure fine for the hit. Harrison agrees.
“I don’t see why not,” Harrison said. “The guy’s celebrating with his teammates and you punch him in his face.”
The argument in Seymour’s case against a suspension will be that he was already kicked out of one game. Surely a heavy fine is coming, but the is the hit worthy of missing one and a half games?
Harrison and the Steelers, who wondered about an anti-Steeler bias Sunday, will be watching the league’s reaction closely.