NFL rejects Harrison's fine appeals
Steelers' LB James Harrison asks a referee why he was called for a roughing penalty on Raiders' QB Jason Campbell in a game at Heinz Field earliert this month.
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James Harrison, who might face yet another fine after another roughing the passer penalty against him Sunday, learned today that his appeals of two fines totaling $95,000 were rejected by the NFL.
Bill Parise, the agent for the Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker, received an email from the league office this afternoon telling him about the turndown of the appeal.
Three weeks ago, Harrison appealed a $75,000 fine the NFL issued him for what it called an illegal hit of Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi Oct. 17, and for another $20,000 fine for a hit on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees Oct. 31.
"They did not reduce it," Parise said. "They said it was multiple occurrences and called it an egregious act -- that's a big word isn't it?"
Harrison was penalized 15 yards Sunday for a hit to Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in which the officials ruled he had led with his helmet.
First Published November 29, 2010 4:53 pm