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Scorp
11-03-2010, 05:00 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison traveled to New York Tuesday to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.



Harrison and Goodell discussed the league's policy on illegal hits, but Harrison was not at the league office to appeal the $75,000 fine he received for a hit on Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in Week 6.

Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, told the newspaper that the meeting was "an exchange of ideas and an opportunity for both sides to learn and grow."

Harrison was one of three players punished by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits following Week 6. He was fined $25,000 more than New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson were because the league considered Harrison a repeat offender. He was fined $5,000 for slamming Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young to the turf during the Steelers' Sept. 19 victory.

Parise believed the meeting with Goodell was overdue.

"These types of meetings should have taken place before [players] were fined $75,000."

Harrison's appeal hearing is next Tuesday in New York.

Goodfrom55
11-03-2010, 05:42 PM
Headshots should be illegal, but as Harrison maintains: If he is aiming for a ball carrier's chest and that person ducks down, where the contact would be in the chest is not in the helmet. In that regard, it should be a wash.

Only other option is to go back to the leather helmet days or no helmets at all.

Yes, I am joking.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-03-2010, 05:45 PM
I would love to hear what Goodell says when players like Harrison tell him, hey if I'm aiming for his chest and he ducks, what am I
supposed to do?

bskicker
11-03-2010, 05:50 PM
If he is that slow he needs to retire.

Yes, we all know that he is not slow so he should learn to use his shoulder pads, instead of his helmet, to say hi to the other team.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-03-2010, 07:51 PM
I applaud Harrison for going to speak to Goodell, and even though we'll never know exactly what was said, atleast I hope he was able to vent alittle and make his point...which as Troy said, will just fall on deaf ears anyways so...

steelersbabex25
11-03-2010, 08:20 PM
I would love to hear what Goodell says when players like Harrison tell him, hey if I'm aiming for his chest and he ducks, what am I
supposed to do?

Don't even try to tackle him of course. I think that's the general consensus of these new rules.

Scorp
11-04-2010, 11:54 AM
At least tripping should be allowed. I did it alot as a kid. Very funny.

TampaSteelGirl
11-04-2010, 01:31 PM
James....tell Roger I said to SUCK IT!!! :yellowthumb:

LatrobePA
11-04-2010, 01:36 PM
James....tell Roger I said to SUCK IT!!! :yellowthumb:

I'm confused, suck what TSG??? hahahahahahaha:banana:

WoodsonsGirl
11-04-2010, 01:43 PM
James....tell Roger I said to SUCK IT!!! :yellowthumb:

:plus1:

lloydfan4life
11-04-2010, 01:58 PM
:coffeecough: Tampa

TampaSteelGirl
11-05-2010, 01:42 PM
I'm confused, suck what TSG??? hahahahahahaha:banana:

IT sweetie....just IT :grin1:

LatrobePA
11-05-2010, 02:40 PM
IT sweetie....just IT :grin1:

Thanks! I understand now!!!:yellowthumb::cope::tt02:

Scorp
11-05-2010, 04:27 PM
IT sweetie....just IT :grin1:

Exactly what is...it? :grin1: