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#pounditSunday, May 16, 2021

James Harrison Feels He Should Have Gotten a Break Since it Was 17 Games Between Illegal Hits

It came as absolutely no surprise when the NFL suspended James Harrison for his illegal hit on Colt McCoy last week.  It was even less of a surprise when Harrison lost his appeal, considering he is a repeat — or sevenpeat — offender.  Still, that hasn’t stopped Harrison from thinking he deserves a break.  Check out this tweet he sent out on Friday:

It makes sense that the same guy who threatened to retire after he was fined for an illegal hit would believe he is being treated unfairly by the league.  The fact that Harrison thinks a suspension is unwarranted because he has been “clean” for 17 games speaks to the kind of player he is.  Plenty of players go an entire career without having one incident, let alone bragging about playing over 1,000 snaps without one.

As we expressed earlier this week, it was not a football play that got Harrison suspended.  Harrison has developed a habit of constantly leading with his helmet and using it as a weapon.  The unfortunate thing is the suspension won’t even help.  Someone else is going to get hurt because of his playing style.  It’s just a matter of when it will happen.


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