Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Steelers LB James Harrison has been suspended one game by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet collision with Colt McCoy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Harrison said Monday he didn’t think he should be suspended for the hit which sidelined the Cleveland Browns QB with a possible concussion. McCoy was scrambling towards the line of scrimmage when he released the ball to a nearby receiver and was promptly struck on the chin by the crown of Harrison’s helmet.
“Well, he took off running with it, and at the last second he, like, chucked and ducked,” Harrison said Monday.
Harrison was flagged for roughing the passer and McCoy would return, prompting criticism from his father over the Browns’ handling of the injury. The Steelers went on to win 14-3.
Harrison was fined $125,000 over the course of last season for illegal hits. The 33-year-old threatened to retire last season, admitting that he didn’t know how to play football under the evolving rules.