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James Harrison Threatening To Retire After $75,000 Fine For Beheading Mohamed Massaquoi

It's a shame the NFL lumped Falcons CB Dunta Robinson in with a certified head-hunting repeat offender like Steelers LB James Harrison by fining the two along with Patriots S Brandon Meriweather en masse yesterday. Besides the fact that Harrison's hit on Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi -- a former Georgia Bulldog star -- was far more egregious and intentionally maim-y than Robinson's hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, Harrison has spent this week either ignorantly celebrating his attack:

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A hit like that geeks you up, especially when you find out the guy is not really hurt, he's just sleeping. He's knocked out but he's going to be OK.

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Or insisting he's about to retire because of the punishment, which we're all holding our breath over:

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"I’m going to sit down and have a serious conversation with my coach tomorrow and see if I can actually play by NFL rules and still be effective," Harrison said. "If not, I may have to give up playing football."

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He's also gotten himself so worked up about the fine he's missing a day of practice today. Robinson's missing practice too, but because of a concussion. Massaquoi's agent believes the fine isn't steep enough, noting a $75,000 fine is "less than one percent" of Harrison's annual income.

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Call me biased if you want. But compare Robinson's hit to Harrison's -- one was head-to-head, the other wasn't. One defender at least appears to take a crack at wrapping up; the other defender's arms flail in the air like they're the most useless things in the world.

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And compare their post-fine reactions. Robinson insisted he isn't a dirty player, which may be up for debate, while Harrison declared himself staunchly pro-concussion. Come on.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.