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The Steelers Outpost Podcast is for fans of the Black and Gold who want a show with a point to make. No rambling, just the story behind the stats with some unconventional observations mixed in.

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Why is James Harrison Trending?

James Harrison

During an interview on Willie Colon's Goin Deep Podcast James Harrison revealed that'd after his big hit on  Mohamed Massaquoi Mike Tomlin "handed me an envelope" implying that he received some mitigation or reward for the hit that ultimately added $75,000 to the fines that started accumulating for him in 2010.

Social media blew up, surmising that the Steelers had their own bounty system, to which Art Rooney II, said, “I am very certain nothing like this ever happened. I have no idea why James would make a comment like this but there is simply no basis for believing anything like this.”

Harrison later denied that he was paid for hurting a player, but did walk back his claim that he received something from Tomlin.

He notably did not deny that the envelope helped offset his fine. 

We take a deep dive into whether or not this is business as usual in the NFL and whether the interpretation of Deebo's comments are out of line.


Other News

The Steelers open up shop on May 19 with the rest of the league although no coaches will be permitted in the facility.

Some good news - Eric Ebron passed his physical and for the first time in a long time he is able to cut with no pain.

The SEC placed 15 players in the first round of this year's draft, one less than the rest of the Power 5 combined. What explains this dominance?