Ted Cottrell

Football: Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez (3) in action, making pass under pressure vs Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Thomas (96) during preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia, PA 8/21/2014
CREDIT: Al Tielemans (Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
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Cam Thomas More Comfortable In New Year, New Scheme

While veteran defensive lineman Cam Thomas has displayed notable improvement as he heads into his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it doesn’t seem clear to me that it can be traced back to any one specific alteration. One factor that has certainly come into play is the fact that…

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Troy Polamalu Wins Cell Phone Fine Appeal

Jason La Canfora reports that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu won his appeal of a $10,000 fine handed down by the league for using a cell phone on the sideline after suffering a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars back in week 6. Polamula was caught by television cameras using a…

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Roger Goodell On James Harrison: Some Players May Not Be Able To Adapt To New Rules

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down last week with James Brown from CBS Sports to discuss the current state of the league, the danger of concussions, HGH testing and of course Tim Tebow. He was also asked about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh…

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James Harrison Appeal Of One Game Suspension Denied

The appeal of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been denied today and in other words, the suspension has been upheld. The appeal was heard by Ted Cottrell, who is jointly appointed by both the NFL and NFLPA to hear appeals for the league. Harrison was suspended Tuesday for one…

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James Harrison Appeal To Be Heard Today At 2 Eastern Time

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison reportedly will have his appeal for his one game suspension heard today via a phone conversation at 2:00 p.m. eastern time according to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. Appeals officer Ted Cottrell will preside over the appeal. Cottrell was a defensive coach in the league for…

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James Harrison Suspended One Game For Hit On Colt McCoy

The NFL had suspended Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit Thursday night on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy according to multiple sources. Harrison hit McCoy in the 4th quarter of the Steelers 14-3 win Thursday night after McCoy scrabbled out of the pocket, tucked…