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NFL Fines Harrison, Meriweather, and Robinson

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The league took a stance against helmet-to-helmet hits on Tuesday by fining the trio involved with the high-profile incidents a grand total of $175,000.

Pittsburgh’s James Harrison, New England’s Brandon Meriweather, and Atlanta’s Dunta Robinson all received fines based off their wrongdoings last Sunday. First, Harrison not only leveled Cleveland’s Mohamed Massaquoi but also return maven Joshua Cribbs.

Upon learning about the fine over Massaquoi’s hit, the Steeler linebacker declared he might retire.

Meanwhile, Meriweather popped Ravens tight end Todd Heap and drew the ire of his own head coach in the process.

Robinson’s hit on Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson turned out to be the most unfortunate of the three occurrences.

As a result, Jackson suffered a concussion and has memory loss due to the huge hit.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson stated on Tuesday that stricter penalties will likely come as a result of helmet-to-helmet contact but rule changes are not likely.

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