Brandon Meriweather, James Harrison, Dunta Robinson Fined for Week 6 Hits
The player who dished out the most egregious hit of the lot, Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, was rumored to be facing a potential suspension even before the rule was set to take effect, given the violent, unnecessary nature of his hit on Ravens tight end Todd Heap.
On Tuesday, the league reportedly has disciplined Meriweather and two other offenders with fines. No suspensions were given.
Meriweather faces a $50,000 fine, as does Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, who gave Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson a "severe concussion" with his hit. (Robinson was also shaken up on the play.) Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who drew the ire of some for two hits that took out Browns receivers Sunday, was fined $75,000.
Harrison responded to the criticism by saying, "I don't want to see anyone injured, but I'm not opposed to hurting anyone. There's a difference. When you're injured, you can't play. But when you're hurt, you can shake it off and come back. I try to hurt people."