facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Steelers' Harrison speaks on fine for hit

Nov. 4, 2010 at 4:24 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison says his meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his fine for an illegal hit was semi-productive.

Harrison is appealing the $75,000 fine levied for what the league called an illegal hit that knocked Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi from the game at Heinz Field Oct. 17, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

No penalty was called on the play.

Tuesday's meeting was not part of Harrison's appeal of that fine. That will take place next Tuesday.

"As we have done on occasion with other players, James Harrison was given the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Goodell, Ray Anderson and Carl Johnson to discuss the rules that relate to illegal use of the helmet and hits to the head and neck," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

Anderson is the NFL's vice president for football operations and Carl Johnson is director of officiating.

"I came away with a better understanding, and I guess they got a better understanding of how I see things," Harrison said.

"You have to adapt to some things," he said, referring to the new crackdown on such hits this season.

"Their response was I'm a defensive player and I'm responsible for what happens -- who initiates the contact, that's my responsibility. I don't know -- hopefully, we'll get a better understanding," he said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
2
Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints
3
Cubs' Rizzo hits walk-off HR in return
4
O's top Blue Jays; magic number is 1
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback