After putting in an appeal with the league, the NFL has upheld it's suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, offically squashing any possibility of him playing the San Francisco 49ers this Monday Night, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Harrison's hit on Colt McCoy during last week's meeting with the Cleveland Browns was the last straw in terms of fining the All-Pro linebacker, who is seen as a repeat offender and racked up $125,000 worth of fines for hits during last season. The league is hoping that this will finally send a message to Harrison, though he likely won't be curtailing his hard hitting demeanor anytime soon.
Harrison will serve his one game suspension this Monday and will dish out $73,529 in base salary for his hit. The earliest he could be eligible for reinstatement on December 20.
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