James Harrison and the 10 Hardest Hitters in the NFL

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James Harrison and the 10 Hardest Hitters in the NFL
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The biggest story of the 2010 NFL season has been the controversy surrounding helmet-to-helmet hits.

(Well, maybe besides the Cowboys' dismal record!)

Fines from the NFL for illegal hits have been rampant. Most players disagree with the new policy of suspending players for illegal hits, saying most of the helmet-to-helmet contact is unavoidable.

As fans, we don't feel sorry for millionaires getting fines, but they realistically add up and affect players.

James Harrison has been fined over $120,000 this year alone.

Many players have spoken out against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying his decisions have been abrupt and unfair.

“The amount of money is becoming an issue,” Harrison said. “The fines that they issued to me, two of them weren't even called penalties. I don't even know what to say anymore.”

The players are sick of being punished financially for doing their jobs as taught to them since Pop Warner.

This slideshow takes us back to normalcy, where big hits are big entertainment. The following players are the hardest, meanest hitters in the NFL today.

The list is based on how hard they hit, not how good an overall player they are, although most excel in the NFL. Also, no offensive players will be on the list. Keep a look out for a "Hardest Offensive Hitters" list in the future. 

Don't forget to scroll down for video highlights.

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