Report: James Harrison likely to be suspended for hit on Colt McCoy

Adam Schefter tweeted this today:

The NFL is considering suspending Steelers LB James Harrison one or two games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns QB Colt McCoy. 

There was some chatter earlier in the weekend that the NFL would determine that Colt McCoy had established himself as a runner and the helmet-to-helmet contact rule did not apply. I was expecting Roger Goodell to come down hard on Harrison, given the pair’s history.

Another interesting comparison is Ndamukong Suh, a repeat offender who was suspended for two games after stomping on an opponent. I don’t think anything that Harrison has done warrants the same same kind of punishment as purposely trying to injury an opponent after the whistle.