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James Harrison fined $75K for helmet-to-helmet hit; Agent says he will appeal

The National Football League came down hard on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison today.

The league dished out $175,000 in fines to three players today but surprisingly Harrison received the largest fine.
The All-Pro linebacker has been fined $75,000 by the league. The league has decided to take action against helmet-to-helmet hits and announced this week that players could get suspended for violent hits.
Another helmet-to-helmet hit from Harrison will likely result in a suspension as he’s now a repeat offender.
Harrison’s agent Bill Parise informs me via text message that Harrison will appeal the fine.
Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather who delivered a clear intentional helmet-to-helmet hit to Ravens tight end Todd Heap was only fined $50K. Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson was fined $50K for his helmet-to-helmet hit to Dunta Robinson.

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