Mohamed Massaquoi’s agent says that the $75,000 fine James Harrison will pay for hitting his client isn’t enough:
“There’s a lot of tough talk about we’re going to do this and we’re going do that, but what’s $75,000 to somebody who’s made $20 milion over the past 18 months,” said Brian Ayrault, who represents Massaquoi, in a telephone interview with National Football Post. “That’s less than one percent. It’s like fining a billionaire $5 million. That’s nothing to them. It needs to be enforced in a way that makes it stop.”
He’s right, of course – $75,000 would be a crippling blow to a poor blogger like me, but for Harrison it’s just a slap on the wrist. If the NFL is serious about stopping hits like this, they should do something more drastic. I’m not sure Harrison is the best player to make an example of, since it has only been this week since the issue has come to the forefront, and since he pretty clearly did try to use his hands to soften the blow on Massaquoi. But I’m not sure I disagree with Massaquoi’s agent on principle.