James Harrison has been stopped one video activity without pay by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet impact with Colt McCoy, the NFL declared Wednesday.
It is Harrison's fifth unlawful hit against a QB in the last three conditions, according to the group. Harrison is set to make $5.33 thousand this year, significance the loss of a video activity title have a look at will cost him about $215,000, the equal of about $1,700 for the normal United states. He programs to charm the charge, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The four-time all pro responded immediately to the announcement, tweeting, "Lol!!!"
He added, "Thank you to all my fans and supporters, I'm just going to move on from here and get ready for my next game."
Harrison said Monday he didn't think he should be suspended for the hit which sidelined the Cleveland Browns QB with a possible concussion. McCoy was scrambling towards the line of scrimmage when he released the ball to a nearby receiver and was promptly struck on the chin by the crown of Harrison's helmet.
"Well, he took off running with it, and at the last second he, like, chucked and ducked," Harrison said Monday.
Harrison was flagged for roughing the passer and McCoy would return, prompting criticism from his father over the Browns' handling of the injury. The Steelers went on to win 14-3.
Among readers polled today, 46% of you said Harrison should be fined and suspended for the hit, while 26% said he did not deserve a penalty.
Harrison was fined $100,000 over the course of last season for illegal hits. The 33-year-old threatened to retire last season, admitting that he didn't know how to play football under the evolving rules.
Browns WR Josh Cribbs, recipient of one of Harrison's most-publicized KO's of 2010, said Monday he felt the McCoy hit was unnecessary.
"I feel like he didn't have to make that hit," said Cribbs, a former teammate of Harrison's at Kent State. "At the same time, I'm not commissioner or I don't have to make that call. We've got to heed to the rules of the game. I'm sure they'll find some type of way to penalize him."
Fellow Steelers LB James Farrior argued Monday that Harrison did not deserve a suspension.
"I just think it's an act of football," Farrior said, "I know it was an illegal hit, but it's within the framework of the game. It's not intentional. Sometimes stuff like that happens. We understand the penalty, we understand the rules, but it is a part of the game."