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Did Mike Tomlin pay James Harrison for that hit?

Former Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison told a very interesting story on 92.3 The Fan. Harrison said head coach Mike Tomlin handed him an envelope with undisclosed contents after he was fined $75,000 for this head-to-head hit on Mohamed Massaquoi. Team president Art Rooney II and Harrison's agent denied that exchange happening. Some fans believe Tomlin paid Harrison for his big hit, especially after the events of Bountygate. Others don't believe it. What do you think? 🏈

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People are acting like Bountygate never happened. This kind of thing isn't unprecedented and it shouldn't be surprising that one of the hardest hitting linebackers the NFL of his era would've been incentivized to hurt someone on the field.

If Tomlin handed an envelope after getting dinged $75,000, you would be a fool not to infer that Harrison's fine was taken care of by the team or the coaching staff. You would be naive to think the Saints bounty scandal was the first instance of that happening in the NFL and this situation can be used as further evidence of that.

Football is a game of pain and it's better to be the one inflicting it rather than receiving it. Might as well get paid while doing it, right?

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It's not like Harrison laid out Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. He hit a non-star wide receiver. Why would he get paid for something like that?

People are jumping to a lot of conclusions when all Harrison did was say he was handing him an envelope. He didn't say there was money in there so there isn't a whole in the way of a bounty. Harrison was a tough player, but to say there was a bounty system in Pittsburgh would be a huge leap.

Harrison must've just been embellishing to be more entertaining.

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