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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit last week on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. NFL Executive Vice President Ray Anderson said Tuesday the suspension is the result of Harrison's fifth illegal hit against a quarterback in the past three seasons. Harrison, who can appeal, laid a helmet-to-facemask hit on McCoy during the Steelers' 14-3 victory over the Browns. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was penalized for roughing the passer on the play and said Monday he believed the hit didn't warrant further punishment. If the suspension...

Browns, NFL meet on McCoy's concussion

An investigation by the NFL and Players Association into the Browns' handling of Colt McCoy's concussion could lead to changes.

James Harrison Suspended For Hit On Colt McCoy. Has He Finally Learned His Lesson? (Hint: No)

"How can I continue to play this game the way that I've been taught to play this game since I was 10 years old?" -- James Harrison, October 2010 (three or four fines ago). James Harrison will not learn. Despite racking up a small fortune in fines over the course of the past few years, Harrison continues to maliciously hit players without any regard for the rules...

Harrison appeal of 1-game ban underway (AP)

Steelers linebacker James Harrison is having his appeal hearing on his one-game suspension. The hearing, via video conference call Wednesday, is being conducted by Ted Cottrell, who was hired by the league and the NFL Players Association to oversee such appeals. No decision is expected until Thursday at the earliest.

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison suspended one game for illegal hit on Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy

Harrison can appeal and league would rule before weekend games.

Steelers' Harrison doesn't believe a suspension is warranted

James Harrison said he doesn't think he will be suspended by the NFL for his penalized hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Nor is he going to worry about the possibility.

James Harrison Suspended One Game By the NFL

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the NFL has suspended Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for one game,  for his helmet to helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. The suspension is not just because of Harrison’s hit on McCoy,  but because of the numerous helmet to helmet hits he’s dished out over the past couple [...]

Steelers' Mike Tomlin backs James Harrison suspension

Steelers linebacker James Harrison appealed a one-game suspension the NFL handed down Tuesday, but his case...

Harrison, Suh Could Face Substantial Suspensions From the NFL

According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network,  both Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Steelers linebacker James Harrison could face substantial suspensions if they repeat the kind of reckless conduct that has gotten them suspended. “Three games, four games, five games, six games? It could happen depending on the circumstance,” said Wyche’s source. “They [...]

Browns defend QB McCoy's concussion procedures

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended his team's medical staff and said that it followed proper protocol before allowing quarterback Colt McCoy back into Thursday's contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Shurmur maintains that McCoy did not show any signs of a concussion until after the contest. When asked if McCoy was tested for a concussion while he was on the...

Cleveland Browns Mike Holmgren explains Colt McCoy's concussion (video)

Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren talked with the media about what happened Thursday night concerning the hit on Colt McCoy by the Steelers James Harrison and the resulting concussion. McCoy was sent home today still suffering from a headache.

Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 14th – Ike Taylor Talks Deebo Edition

Ike Taylor was in studio yesterday with John Harris talking about the James Harrison hit and suspension and Taylor was as entertaining as ever and on point. Harrison spoke to Jerome Bettis following his suspension and said he won't change the way he plays in light of his one-game suspension. Bettis was on NFL Live yesterday. Do you remember what got Green Bay Packers defensive...

McCoy, Moore banged up

DeMarco Murray The Cowboys rookie will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured right ankle and high ankle sprain against the Giants. The running back was taken down, forcing his foot outward in a direction known as eversion. The ligaments on the inside of the foot are stronger than their counterparts located on the outside of the foot. The ligament located...

Fujita will ask NFLPA to push for independent neurologist at games

In defending themselves against the manner in which quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion-like concussion was handled, the Browns have pointed to, among other things, complimentary remarks from Browns linebacker Scott Fujita regarding the manner in which the team handled his own concussion.  And that gives additional credibility to anything Fujita says regarding the topic of concussions.…
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