Steelers LB James Harrison Loses Grip Of Dirtiest Player In The League Distinction
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison no longer holds the distinction of being the dirtiest player in the league according to a recent poll of 103 players from 27 teams that the Sporting News recently conducted.
Harrison only received 6 votes in the poll and finished fourth on the list behind Ndamukong Suh, Richie Incognito, and Cortland Finnegan.
Although Harrison has only played in five games so far this season, he has yet to flagged for anything and has only been penalized once since his since he was suspended for hitting Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last season. That penalty was a roughing the passer call in the AFC Wild Card game against the Denver Broncos.
Prior to his hit on McCoy, Harrison was flagged only twice during the 2011 season and both times it was for defensive offsides.
There is a surprise name of a Steelers player that made the list as safety Ryan Mundy received 2 votes. His hit on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey back in Week 3 must be fresh on the minds of players as that was the only time that Mundy has been flagged this season in limited playing time on defense.