Steelers' Harrison fined $5,000 for QB bodyslam
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Steelers linebacker James Harrison received bad news and good today from the NFL office.
He was fined $5,000 for body-slamming Tennessee quarterback Vince Young on a sack in the third quarter of the Steelers' 19-11 victory in Nashville Sunday.
And he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher complained publicly Monday about Harrison's hit on Young. No penalty was called on the play.
"You say if that happened to [Tom] Brady or that happened to so-and-so or so-and-so there would have been seven flags on the field," Fisher said. "Why wasn't there one yesterday? I don't know. Maybe it was the heat."
Asked Wednesday after practice if the hit was worth paying the fine, Harrison said "No!"
Harrison was credited in that game with two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hurry and 11 tackles. His coaches, after viewing tapes, reduced his forced fumbles to one.
First Published September 22, 2010 4:30 pm