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Drunk Browns Fan Now Sober After Being Body Slammed By James Harrison


Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has apparently helped changed the life of a Cleveland Browns fan. Yes, the man suspended on Tuesday for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, might have helped a person by leveling him 6 years ago.

Bill Lubinger, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote tonight that the man that Harrison body slammed during a 2005 Christmas Eve game against the Browns, is now sober and has turned his life around.

The drunk Browns fan in question, Nathan Mallet, ran out on the field during the Steelers 41-0 blowout of the Browns in Cleveland and celebrated like the Browns won the Super Bowl. Mallet was pushed away by a Browns players and ended up with his back turned to Harrison. Harrison promptly picked up Mallet from behind and slammed him to the ground. Harrison held Mallet down until security arrived to take him away.

Mallett was banned from Browns games after the incident and was eventually sentenced to a five-year probation that required him to wear a wrist monitor. The monitor was activated for every Browns home game according to Lubinger. Mallet reportedly has since checked into rehab and has been sober for several years now according to the story. He also has lost a little weight since the incident.

Unfortunately the Harrison random act of kindness was not likely considered during his recent appeal of the one game suspension handed down by the league on Tuesday. There has yet to be a decision back from Ted Cottrell, but many think the suspension will stand. It is also unlikely that the hit on McCoy will help him 6 years down the road as well. McCoy likely wishes he was as drunk as Mallet was when Harrison leveled him last Thursday night. Mallet is done facing Harrison, but McCoy might have a few more games left in his career against the man they call Deebo.

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  • Cruzmoc43

    That wasn’t a ransom act of kindness. That was one of many Harrison’s vicious tackles. He really tried to hurt the fan.

  • http://twitter.com/quicksilver8616 Austin Jackson

    Really tried to hurt him.. right. That’s why he put that hammerlock on him to restrain him instead of smashing his face in like he could have. Sure…

  • Thomas

    Thats hilarious! so when are we gettin a vertict on that appeal? not that I have high hopes, would just like to know.

  • CNN NEWS WANNABES…

    He has had 5 fines in 3 yrs… seems he is just a cheap shot player… and the league does little to keep the rest of the league safe…

  • Alexzander

    That was a sissy slam Haven’t you ever watched Wrestling? Come on Ive seen kids slam each other harder then that playing around lol..

  • bashDbones

    Vicious tackles??? exactly..I remember when the players were aloud to make vicious tackles, now you cant hit high,cant hit low..I mean what the fuck..seriously? after all they invented pads for a reason..Time to put flags on these millionaires..Also, I love that saying (defenseless reciever).. no shit, maybe because hes on offense huh? Football is a contact sport..lets please not forget this

  • Rvcatering

    Vicious tackles??? exactly..I remember when the players were aloud to make vicious tackles, now you cant hit high,cant hit low..I mean what the hell..seriously? after all they invented pads for a reason..Time to put flags on these millionaires..Also, I love that saying (defenseless reciever).. no kidding, maybe because hes on offense huh? Football is a contact sport..lets please not forget this

  • Jen

    Cruz you are an idiot.

  • Jen

    He picked him up and throw him down to get him on the ground and hold him until security got there. He didn’t run and tackle him, he probably could have killed him if he wanted to. He was literally standing behind him and just picked him up….Geez. Some people are morons for saying he was trying to HURT him just for fun.

  • Joe Walton

    He didn’t hurt the precious, drunken Browns fan that
    RAN ON THE FIELD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME and he did what every other player wish they would have done. I’m not even a Steelers fan but was glad he just body slammed him instead of hitting folks like he does during a game when the intensity is at a fever pitch. The guy is lucky he didn’t end up in a body cast…LOL

  • Peterluck69

    cruzmoc43 its time you visited a girl at night vboy.

  • steelersrule1

    yeah, tried to hurt him, what video did you see? The guy even said it didn’t hurt him. Picked him up and put him down, if he wanted to hurt him, he would have put an elbow into him which he had every chance to do. As far as Harrisons “vicious” tackles, its football, not womens soccer. Some NFL execs neeed to realize that. Another example of a soft politically correct society.

  • Smheart78

    This makes for a wonderful christmas story, thanks.

  • vieteravet

    Why don’t they put tutus on quarterbacks so no one will hit them. Today’s quarterbacks are nothing but panti-waist cowards and league is starting to suck because of them! What happen to real football!

  • Ska Kills

    only in the 21st century..Football players hitting to hard..

  • Frank Whychek #89

    at least that fan could say he got tackled by James Harrison and didnt suffer a concussion. Thats a heck of a lot more than colt mcoy and muhammed massaqui. Browns and the Steelers suck. Go Titans!

  • All Hypocrites

    What ashame they are trying to ruin the game of football. If they were going to implement rules like these they need to have a grandfather clause because the current players have been playing this way all of their lives. Whatta joke. Sure glad this didnt happen with Mel Blount, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Donnie Shell, much less Joe Greene!!

  • Ijacobalski

    This was much less violent than the hit Mike Curtis of the Colts put on a fan back in the late 60′s.

  • Yanklaneckey

    correction. its an impact sport. agree with everything else

  • Cponder

    Harrison is stupid for touching him. Best case scenario, Harrison gets sued. Worst, the guy has a gun. Professional players should know you can’t trust anybody, they want millions of your money. Men OR women.

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