Did the NFL pull punches on Tommie Harris?

November, 11, 2009
11/11/09
4:49
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

You read it here Sunday: The NFL should suspend Tommie Harris after the Bears' defensive tackle slugged the Cardinals' Deuce Lutui in the helmet Sunday.

There will be no suspension.

How can that be?

I suspect the league is treating Harris' ejection as the loose equivalent of a one-game suspension. Harris played only four snaps against the Cardinals before the ejection. Had Harris been ejected in, say, the third quarter, I'm guessing the league would have suspended him for the Bears' game against the 49ers on Thursday night.

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