Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker James Harrison is the biggest repeat offender under the NFL's new player-safety rules and says he won't change the way he plays. But clearly, the NFL has changed.
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On Tuesday, however, the National Football League gave Harrison a one-game suspension for that hit – the first suspension under new rules aimed at protecting players from "devastating" hits.
Harrison responded by planning an appeal and laughing off the suspension. "Lol!" he tweeted, later telling a reporter: "If I would have really hit him, I would have close to knocked him out."