NFL cuts Steeler Harrison's fine for hit

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The National Football League has reduced a fine against Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for an illegal hit.
Steelers' Harrison speaks on fine for hit

Steelers' Harrison speaks on fine for hit

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.
Fined Harrison says considering retirement

Fined Harrison says considering retirement

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison said Wednesday he's considering retiring after being fined $75,000 for administering a dangerous hit.

NFL fines three players for dangerous hits

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The NFL fined three players Tuesday in the wake of a vow to start clamping down on dangerous hits to the head.
Son of Steelers' Harrison attacked by dog

Son of Steelers' Harrison attacked by dog

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- The son of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison Jr. was attacked by one of the NFL player's pit bulls, a neighbor says.
Harrison to skip White House visit, again

Harrison to skip White House visit, again

PITTSBURGH, May 19 (UPI) -- For a second time, under a second president, James Harrison says he's skipping a visit to the White House with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
Harrison in new deal with Pittsburgh

Harrison in new deal with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, April 13 (UPI) -- Linebacker James Harrison, a two-time All-Pro selection, has signed a six-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Report: Steelers, Harrison talk contract

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have quietly opened contract negotiations with star linebacker James Harrison, ESPN reported Thursday.
Peyton Manning top AFC offensive player

Peyton Manning top AFC offensive player

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning on Wednesday was named the AFC offensive player of the week for the 18th time in his 11-year NFL career.

Ex-New Republic editor Harrison dies

PHOENIX, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The former publisher and editor of The New Republic journal of U.S. politics, Gilbert Harrison, died of heart failure in Phoenix at the age of 92.

Randy Moss named to weekly player honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

NFL: Pittsburgh 38, Baltimore 7

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fired five first-half scoring passes Monday, tying a club record as the Steelers topped the Baltimore Ravens 38-7.

Chad Brown back with Steelers

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Linebacker Chad Brown, who last played with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers almost a decade ago, is back with the team.

Rowdy fan sentenced to miss Super Bowl

CLEVELAND, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An avid Cleveland Browns football fan who got drunk and ran onto the playing field has been sentenced to miss the Super Bowl while sitting in jail. Nathan Mallett, 24, admitted to police he had consumed more than 20 beers on Dec. 24 when he bolted onto th

Steelers lose Haggans for a month

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Linebacker Clark Haggans of the Pittsburgh Steelers will miss at least a month after undergoing surgery Wednesday morning on his injured right groin.
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James Harrison
Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison causes Baltimore Ravens Steve McNair to fumble the ball during the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 5, 2007. Harrison also recovered the the fumble. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

James Harrison, Jr. (born May 4, 1978) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Kent State.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Harrison has earned Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Harrison was the youngest of 14 children to James Sr. (a chemical truck driver) and Mildred. He played little league baseball in Scranton, PA for Sloan little league's Green Team. He was selected to the All-Star team in 1991. He grew up in Akron, and his favorite NFL team was the Cleveland Browns, who played only 40 miles from his house. His mother did not want him to play at first. It took both Harrison and his best friend from childhood, David Walker, to convince her. When he started to play, he excelled at both linebacker and running back. He attended two high schools his freshman year, Archbishop Hoban High School before attending Coventry High School. He was one of the first African-Americans to play football at Coventry, and he graduated in 1998.

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