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NFL reduces fines after appeals

Updated: December 31, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- The NFL has reduced the fine levied on Steelers linebacker James Harrison for his Oct. 17 hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi from $75,000 to $50,000.

The league's appeals officer, Ted Cottrell, reduced the fine because he said Harrison understands the player safety rules and has made an effort to adjust his technique to play within those rules. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell supported the reduction.

Harrison's four fines this season for dangerous hits ...

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