Report: NFL Considering Suspending Steelers LB James Harrison
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday morning that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering a one or two game suspension for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison after Thursday night helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
Harrison hit McCoy in the fourth quarter just after McCoy released a pass after first tucking the ball under his arm and attempting to scramble outside the tackle box. Harrison hit McCoy helmet to facemask and the hit knocked McCoy off his feet and out of the game for two plays. Harrison justified his hit as legal after the game because he viewed McCoy as no different than a running back or wide receiver at that point, as he was running with the football outside the pocket.
Harrison has yet to be fined this season after having to open his wallet several times last year. He was flagged Thursday night for his hit on McCoy, but it is hard to see him getting more than a one game suspension, if any at all. We will know for sure early next week if indeed a suspension and fine is handed down and Harrison is surely to appeal.