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Steelers Vs. Saints: James Harrison Fined $20,000 For Hit On Drew Brees

The NFL has fined James Harrison $20,000 for his late hit on Drew Brees Sunday night. The fine comes on the heels of another recent fine for his hit against Mohamed Massqauoi of the Browns.

Harrison’s agent doesn’t sound happy:

“It was not an egregious affair here. I think they’re really missing the mark,” Parise said. “I respect the fact they’re trying to minimize injuries, but they’re going about it the wrong way.”

I agree. A penalty for that hit, which wasn’t especially vicious, would have been sufficient. I can’t help but feel that if this were done by anyone but Harrison, there would be no problem.

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