Steelers' Harrison fined again
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers linebacker James Harrison's hard hits on the field keep getting matched by the NFL's hits to his paycheck.
Harrison was fined $20,000 on Thursday for a late hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the third time he has been fined this season for a dangerous tackle.
The penalties total $100,000, including a $75,000 fine for his Oct. 17 helmet hit that left Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi with a concussion.
"The amount of money is becoming an issue," Harrison said Thursday. "The fines that they issued to me, two of them weren't even called penalties. I don't even know what to say anymore."
The $75,000 fine was issued two weeks ago, when the NFL adopted its tougher stance on hits to the head and neck - a policy that caused Harrison to briefly consider retiring.