James Harrison has once again pushed the envelope when it comes to head hunting, once again he took a shot at a Cleveland Browns player, this time was Colt McCoy.
Once again the NFL has been slow to hand out a penalty , this time rather than the reported 50,000 dollars in 2010 for hits to the head of Cleveland Browns players , they should give Mr. Harrison a season ending suspension.
The alternative would be to wait until he puts someone in a wheelchair or worse yet kill someone.
Here is an article I wrote for the Bleacher Report in 2010, nothing has changed:
PITTSBURG STEELERS: WILL THE NFL STOP HEAD HUNTING
(Senior Analyst) on October 18, 2010
I guess someone has to get seriously hurt or killed before the NFL puts a stop to head hunting trend in this league.
There wasn't a better example than James Harrison's hits on Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker pounded on both of the Cleveland Browns offensive players and took them out of the game.
Was that the intended consequence, it could have been, they are two of the best offensive players on the Browns roster.
We can sit around and call Mr. Harrison a dirty player, but lets be honest, that's the culture of the game, even at the high school level the "knock out" hit is a big "badge of honor" for the deliverer.
Can we agree on that ?
Maybe Mike Ditka has the right idea- NO FACE MASK- maybe that way the pretty boys won't use their heads as a weapon.
Just saying. (end of article)
You see, I guess nothing has changed, Mr. Harrison keeps on challenging the NFL, here is a quote after last years fine:
"I'm going to sit down and have a serious conversation with my coach (Wednesday) and see if I can actually play by NFL rules and still be effective," Harrison told Fox. "If not, I may have to give up playing football."
To take a quote from the famous movie Gone with the Wind "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn" maybe Mr. Harrison should just retire.