ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (KDKA/AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison incurred a costly roughing-the-passer penalty against Buffalo’s Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
With 4:45 to go in the third quarter, Harrison came untouched up the middle of the line on a Pittsburgh blitz. The linebacker drove Fitzpatrick into the ground, and he was flagged for leading with his helmet.
Harrison stomped his foot on the ground following the play.
Harrison has been docked $80,000 for hits this season, and was called to the NFL office in New York recently regarding how rules designed to protect players from injury are being enforced.
There is no word on whether another fine will be handed down at this time.
The Steelers went on to win 19-16 in overtime to improve to 8-3 on the year.