Colt McCoy Injury: James Harrison Suspended One Game For Hit

The Cleveland Browns will receive a small amount of justice for the hit that Colt McCoy suffered on Thursday night. James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker that delivered the hit, has now been suspended for Monday night's game with the San Francisco 49ers:

Harrison becomes the first player to be suspended for a helmet-to-helmet hit at a time when the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has attempted to enforce enhanced player safety rules.

Harrison cannot practice with the Steelers according to his suspension, and he now has three business days to appeal the suspension. Harrison also has a history of these types of hits. It is the fifth time he has been punished for an illegal hit to a quarterback. Harrison received a roughing the passer penalty for the hit during the game, but felt that should be enough.

McCoy's status going forward is questionable, as he missed practice with the Browns on Monday.

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