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How should NFL punish James Harrison for Colt McCoy hit? [Poll]

December 13, 2011 |  8:01 am

 James Harrison could find out as early as Tuesday whether he will be fined, suspended or both for his helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Colt McCoy a concussion on Thursday night.

[Updated at 9:44 a.m.: Harrison has been suspended for one game. Feel free to continue voting as to whether you agree with the league's decision.]

If you ask the Steelers outside linebacker, who was called for roughing the passer on the play, he'll say he deserves no further punishment for his hit on the Cleveland Browns quarterback.

”I don't think it's worthy of anything, but that's just my own personal thoughts,” Harrison said in regard to a possible fine or suspension.

Harrison made his comment after watching replays of the play, in which McCoy scrambled out of the pocket looking like he was going to run before flipping the ball to Montario Hardesty.

”He took off running with it, and at the last second he chucked and ducked,” Harrison said. ”He tucked the ball and made like he was about to run, so I was going to tackle him.”

McCoy eventually returned to the game but has since been determined to have suffered a concussion.

How do you think the league should deal with Harrison? Keep in mind he has quite a history in this department, having been fined more than $100,000 for four incidents last season.

Should he get another hefty fine or even a suspension? Or was the penalty during the game sufficient? Vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.


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