Does the NFL have another Bountygate on their hands?
In a recent interview on the Going Deep podcast with Willie Colon and Steven Cheah, former Steelers linebacker James Harrison admitted that coach Mike Tomlin once handed him “an envelope” after he was fined for a big hit on Browns Mohamed Massaquoi back in 2010.
“Listen, on everything I love, on my daddy’s grave, I hit that man with about, max, 50% of what I had,” “And I just hit him because I wanted him to let loose of the ball. If I had knew they was gonna fine me $75,000, I would have tried to kill him.”
And I ain’t gonna lie to you, when that happened, the G-est thing Mike Tomlin ever did, he handed me an envelope after that,” Harrison said, possibly suggesting that Tomlin paid his players a bounty for injuring opponents. “I ain’t gonna say what, but he handed me an envelope after that.”
Here’s the hit Harrison is talking about.
Considering the Saints got into huge trouble when they paid for illegal bounties back in 2012, Browns fans are calling for the NFL to investigate Tomlin and the Steelers about the “envelope” he gave Harrison.