June 25, 2018
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Steelers’ Harrison fined $25K for Fitzpatrick hit


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for his hit on Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Harrison now has four fines this season totaling $125,000.

Harrison drew a roughing-the-passer penalty for hitting Fitzpatrick helmet-first in the back during Pittsburgh’s 19-16 overtime victory Sunday. After the game, the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker said the play didn’t warrant a fine.

Harrison previously was fined $75,000 for a helmet hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, $20,000 for a helmet-to-the-back hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees and $5,000 for a hit on Titans quarterback Vince Young.

On Monday, the league rejected Harrison’s appeals of the $75,000 and $20,000 fines.

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