James Harrison: Is the Pittsburgh Steelers LB a Tough Player or Dirty Player?

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James Harrison: Is the Pittsburgh Steelers LB a Tough Player or Dirty Player?
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The Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison has been fined $75,000 by the NFL for his hit on Mohamed Massaquoi.  

If you have not seen James Harrison's two hits from last Sunday enough, take another look.

Both of the hits against the Cleveland Browns' players were not penalized during the game.  However, Harrison should have been penalized on his hit on Massaquoi, since he did not give the wide receiver time to defend himself. 

Over the past few days, there have been several different opinions on how the NFL should penalize players who put "devastating" hits on their opponents. 

How does one decide whether or not James Harrison is a dirty player?  Look at his history and take into account opinions from current or former players.  

James Harrison is one of the best defensive players in the NFL.  In order to be that good, you have to be tough and, sometimes, a little dirty. 

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