Steelers' Harrison fined $25,000 for Fitzpatrick hit
James Harrison rises after hitting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills during their Sunday in Buffalo. Harrison was flagged for roughing the passer during the play, and today learned he'll be fined $25,000 for the hit by the NFL.
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Steelers linebacker James Harrison was fined by the NFL another $25,000 today, this time for a roughing-the-passer penalty Sunday on Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Post-Gazette has learned.
That brings Harrison's total fines this season to four for $125,000.
The NFL confirmed the fine in an email to the Post-Gazette this afternoon:
"James Harrison was fined $25,000 for roughing the passer, specifically he made helmet contact to the chest of the Buffalo quarterback, who was in a defenseless position at the time the contact was made."
Harrison's three previous fines this season:
• $5,000 for roughing Tennessee quarterback Vince Young.
• $75,000 for hitting Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi high.
• $20,000 for a hit with his helmet to the back of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
First Published November 30, 2010 3:27 pm