NFL To Hit Hard On Hard Hitters

NEW YORK (AP) _ The NFL has fined but not suspended three

players for dangerous hits in Sunday’s games.

The league announced Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James

Harrison was docked $75,000 while the New England Patriots’ Brandon

Meriweather and the Atlanta Falcons’ Dunta Robinson will lose

$50,000 each.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league wanted to give players

fair warning before it begins suspensions for flagrant hits. He

says a memo will go out to teams Wednesday about the changes in

disciplinary action.

Vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said earlier

Tuesday that players could be suspended for hits that occurred in

last weekend’s games.