A few Pittsburgh Steelers players have ripped NFL this week about fines, suggesting that linebacker James Harrison has been targeted by referees for hard hits. On Thursday, Steelers President Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he also believes his team is being treated unfairly.
"It certainly looks that way. Not that we're expecting much sympathy from other teams, but I think some of this will be part of the discussion after the season is over," Rooney reportedly said. "Hopefully we'll all have our chances to express our opinions and at that point have a better understanding of where the owners in the league stand on some of this."
Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward lashed out on the league on Wednesday, calling NFL officials "hypocrites" and saying that they don't care about the safety of the players.
Harrison, who said Wednesday that he is being unfairly targeted by referees, has been fined four times this season for a total of $125,000.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher also voiced his opinion on NFL fines, saying he thinks the way the league fines players is "bull."