Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was fined $25,000 by the league today, the Post-Gazette reports. The league hit Harrison this time for his roughing the passer penalty in Sunday’s game against Buffalo.
Harrison and his agent Bill Parise received notice from the league just after 12:00 p.m. today, I’m told.
When asked if the NFL gave Harrison any reason for the fine being $25,000, Parise told Inside Pittsburgh Sports this evening that the NFL’s reason to him was that this incident was James’ “4th offense” which deemed the $25k fine.
Harrison has been fined a total of $125,000 this season and loss his appeal on previous fines. The appeal process is laughable as Harrison and his agent go up against Roger Goodell who delivers the fine.
Harrison’s $25,000 fine is the same amount Richard Seymour was fined for delivering a blow to Ben Roethlisberger’s head after the play, and the same amount Cortland Finnegan and Andre Johnson were fined for fighting this past Sunday.
Harrison’s Fine Total
$5,000 for throwing down Titans quarterback Vince Young
$75,000 for a hit on Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi
$20,000 for a late hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees
$25,000 for a hit on Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick