James Harrison: ‘6 months in jail on the street’
Current and former NFL players watching from home were stunned and took to Twitter with reactions predicting a season-long ban, while James Harrison said an assault like that would warrant jail time if it happened on the street.
That’s assault at the least... 6 months in jail on the street.. now add the weapon and that’s at least a year right?!— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) November 15, 2019
Patrick Mahomes, J.J. Watt, others react
Bro i can’t even believe that just happen.— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 15, 2019
That. Is. Insanity. Wow.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 15, 2019
Myles Garrett done for the year— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) November 15, 2019
He’s done for the rest of the year— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 15, 2019
I wouldn’t be surprised if Garrett misses the rest of this season and half of next. It’s an ugly situation, Mason could have suffered a life altering injury. Football is an emotional sport but that was something different.— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) November 15, 2019
At minimum, he has to get suspended the rest of the season with no pay. That was a different level of dirty smh #PITvsCLE— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) November 15, 2019
Former players working as analysts on the NFL Network set also shared strong reactions.
“You can't do that. That has no place. Thursday night, Sunday night, Monday night, the local schoolyard, it's just unacceptable.”
"It was scary to watch, it really is."
"There's a line you don't cross, and he crossed it."
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