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James Harrison Fined For Bodyslam of Vince Young

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was incredibly suffocating and hard-hitting during last Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers forced seven turnovers, recorded four sacks, and completely befuddled the Titans’ offense for the better part of 60 minutes, regardless of who was under center. Any one of three players could have been rightfully awarded Defensive Player of the Wee: Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Lawrence Timmons all played exceptional games. Harrison was ultimately determined the winner for his ten tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery performance.

Steeler Nation likely doesn’t need to be reminded of the play, but Harrison was issued a $5,000 fine from the NFL on Tuesday for his bodyslam sack of Vince Young. There was no penalty on the play, but Titans head coach Jeff Fisher thought there should have been.

“You say if that happened to [Tom] Brady or that happened to so-and-so or so-and-so there would have been seven flags on the field,” Fisher said. “Why wasn’t there one yesterday? I don’t know. Maybe it was the heat.”

In case you were curious, Harrison went on the record to say that, despite being a highlight reel play, it wasn’t worth the chunk of change he was fined.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.