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Steelersfan
11-30-2010, 07:57 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The NFL has rejected Pittsburgh Steelers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/pit/pittsburgh-steelers) linebacker James Harrison (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4433)'s appeals of his $75,000 fine for a hit on Cleveland Browns (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/cle/cleveland-browns) wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=12581) and $20,000 fine for slamming helmet-first into New Orleans Saints (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/no/new-orleans-saints) quarterback Drew Brees (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2580)' back.
Harrison, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, learned Monday the league turned down his appeals. The NFL also did not reduce the fines.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5864827

BlitzburghRockCity
11-30-2010, 08:07 AM
There's a shock, I don't think any of us expected the NFL to actually admit they were wrong in fining Harrison, or fining him such an excessive amount.

Farrior Fan
11-30-2010, 09:05 AM
when I saw the topic my first reaction was "shocking" you beat me to it BBurg Rock

SteelDad
11-30-2010, 09:09 AM
And in other news, Roger Goodell single-handedly destroying National Football League.

Steel Trap86
11-30-2010, 09:22 AM
It's the same douche-bag who handles appeals that hands out the fines. Dumbest **** I've ever heard of

igor0190
11-30-2010, 09:36 AM
I can't believe none of these players are getting their lawyers involved.

jnes1216
11-30-2010, 09:42 AM
This appeal process will definitely be a sticking point in the new labor negiotiations I bet.

jpele
11-30-2010, 09:47 AM
The next headline will read:

Seymore fine dropped,Roethlisberger fined $50,000.00 for getting his face in the way of Seymores'hand

Steelersfan
11-30-2010, 10:18 AM
This appeal process will definitely be a sticking point in the new labor negiotiations I bet.

Here ya go......

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81c088d5/printable/players-believe-they-should-have-more-say-in-discipline

jnes1216
11-30-2010, 10:28 AM
Good article thanks.

I don't see how the competition committee would have a problem if current AFC players have a say on fines for NFC players and vice versa.

Raleigh Steel
11-30-2010, 10:36 AM
i wish harrison would have got a chance to demonstrate the plays he was being fined for. first with ray anderson and second with roger goodell. then, at least, the fines would be worth it!

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75Steeler
11-30-2010, 10:55 AM
:wtf: kind of sport is Goodell trying to make out of Football. He better be careful or his precious TV ratings will drop when folks get tired of the B/S and change the channel or get their football enjoyment strictly out of college ball. We need a new commish. Goodell is becoming too much like Hitler.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-30-2010, 11:15 AM
There's no accountability in this fine process whatsoever, it's the NFL's way or the highway. Goodell can say what he wants about how he isn't involved in any fines or appeals, but anybody with half a brain knows that is a bunch of crap. There is no way the leader of the NFL does not know what's going on with fines and appeals.

There needs to be an impartial panel made up to decide on this types of issues. A few people having all that power is just a recipe for disaster. Until there is some accountability outside of the league offices, things will never be fair.

SteelDad
11-30-2010, 12:10 PM
If you want to talk hypocrisy, look no further than the news of the fines doled out to Finnegan and Johnson and of course Seymour. So we are to interpret things this way right Mr. Goodell?

In the act of actually "playing the game," a player who does not tackle according to "in-season adopted changes" can incur a fine of $50,000 to $75,000 for such an act, yet;

In two separate incidents with the most recent being the most barbaric, these players are merely fined $25,000 each for acts conducted outside the "actual playing of the game." Keeping in mind of course that these acts, if done on the street, would be classified as felonies.

Look, I'm not going to get into the age-old argument about what happens on the playing surface versus what happens on the street is apples and oranges. I get that. I'm just trying to make the point that this league, behind Goodell and his minions has lost its' way and has no credibility at all because the punishments clearly do not fit the crimes.

steelersbabex25
11-30-2010, 02:56 PM
There needs to be an impartial panel made up to decide on this types of issues. A few people having all that power is just a recipe for disaster. Until there is some accountability outside of the league offices, things will never be fair.

And I would also like the big guy (A.K.A Roger Goodell) to not be an open fan of a rival team. HELLO BIAS.

LarryNJ
11-30-2010, 03:19 PM
I can't believe none of these players are getting their lawyers involved.

I think this is probably the answer to your statement.


This appeal process will definitely be a sticking point in the new labor negiotiations I bet.

Could it be that Goodell and the owners are actually doing this on purpose to get something else that they want next year? They will give this to the players, make a big deal out of it like they gave them a lot, than not give them something that the owners really want keep? :thinking::thinking:

coldrolled
11-30-2010, 04:14 PM
espn and sports center said this hit was clean..

but.......

Steelers LB James Harrison Fined $25,000
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for his roughing the passer penalty on Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Zachintosh66
11-30-2010, 04:28 PM
no shock about losing the appeal... does anyone ever win an appeal?

no shock about the fine for the fitz hit... at this point they are looking for anything close... lucky he didnt sneeze in his direction, woulda been another fine too

igor0190
11-30-2010, 04:30 PM
espn and sports center said this hit was clean..

but.......

Steelers LB James Harrison Fined $25,000
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for his roughing the passer penalty on Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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UNBELIEVABLE