As expected, the appeal process has been put in motion for the one game suspension handed down this morning against Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for his helmet-to-helmet on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the fourth quarter of the game this past Thursday night.
Gerry Dulac tweeted that Bill Parise, Harrison\’s agent, has filed an appeal with the league office on behalf of his client. The appeal process will likely be expedited now so that a decision could be handed back quickly before the Steelers Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Harrison is still required to stay away from the Steelers facility in the mean time and it is very unlikely that the one game suspension will be overturned by Art Shell or Ted Cottrell, the two league officials in charge of handling appeals.
Not only is Harrison fighting to play Monday night, he is also looking to recoup the $73,529.41 game check that he’ll be losing during his game suspension.