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Harrison fined $20,000 for comments made in Jacksonville game

| Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been fined $20,000 for comments he made about the officiating in last Sunday's game in Jacksonville.

Harrison will appeal the fine, said his agent, Bill Parise.

Harrison, who is second in the AFC with 6.5 sacks, got called for roughing the passer in the fourth quarter after the Steelers had stopped the Jaguars on third down.

Harrison said he never took an extra step before hitting David Garrard. He said he actually tried to help break the fall of the Jaguars' quarterback.

After the Steelers' 26-21 win, Harrison said, "You don't make a call like that in a situation like that, c'mon. Unless (the referee) might have money on it, I don't know."

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