White’s hit was legal, which has led to a call for a rules change.
The hit did not fall under any of the 11 categories of “defenseless player,” and non-defenseless players can be struck in the head or neck area.
White delivered a forearm to the face, not a helmet to the helmet, and the back of Harris’ helmet bounced off the turf.
White was not penalized.
Harris was forced to leave the game for a concussion check.
“I ain’t trying to speak on that too much,” Harris said this week, via Matthew Marczi of steelersdepot.com. “They just took me in for concussion protocol, and I passed. That’s all I want to really talk about it.”