Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers seems to think so. In reference to his star linebacker, Tomlin has said that the $125,000 Harrison has racked up this season, is still too much compared to his $3.5 million salary, and that the NFL is making it difficult for Harrison to pay for his children’s college education.
The catch is that Harrison’s children are both under 4. Tomlin argues that the NFL is charging players as if their money is of the monopoly sort, when in fact they are making a huge impact on their salary and therefore future. Of course, Tomlin is entitled to his opinion, but I think something that he is choosing to overlook, is that Harrison is in control of his fines. Don’t hit anyone late if you need the money.
Harrison has rubbed me the wrong way for a while, starting when he refused to go to the White House both times that the Steelers won the Super Bowl, and has continued with arrests and plenty of controversy.
I just can not bring myself to feel sorry for the man with a $51 million dollar contract.
What do you think about the NFL fines? Does Tomlin have a valid point?