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Steelers LB Harrison's son out of hospital

May 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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PITTSBURGH, May 27 (UPI) -- The agent for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison said Wednesday the NFL player's 2-year-old son has been released from the hospital.

Agent Bill Parise told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Harrison's son, James Harrison III, returned home Wednesday after being hospitalized as a result of an attack by a pit bull owned by the NFL star's family.

The attack last Wednesday also resulted in injuries to the child's mother, Beth Tibbott, and an unidentified family friend. The extent of those injuries was not reported.

The younger Harrison was initially supposed to leave the hospital Monday, but doctors kept him two more days to limit the risk of infection.

Parise also told the Post-Gazette his client, who helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII, is attempting to find a way for his pit bull, Patron, to avoid being put down.

"I just got done talking to James," Parise said, "and he would love to find a home for him, but only if it was a home that would provide maximum security. This decision is not being made lightly, and it would have to be in the best interest of the welfare of the animal as well as of people."

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