Hours after the game, one thing really sticks out in my mind. Again, I don’t want you to think I have a vendetta against James Harrison. I don’t. I am almost more upset with the referees who have failed to throw flags. After doing a bit of research, I uncovered this body slam of Vince Young by James Harrison which I had already forgotten. On September 19th James Harrison picked up Vince Young and suplexed him to the turf. I will note that Harrison was NOT flagged on this play either.
In fact, according to The National Football Post, Harrison was fined $5000 … and then named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Granted, Harrison had a great game including 11 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a tackle for a loss. Despite his production, he committed a penalty that is supposed to be frowned upon, and yet referees didn’t even throw a flag. Harrison wasn’t flagged on either hit this Sunday, and the NFL owes the fans an explanation. Will they suspend Harrison because of his multiple offenses this season?