JAMES BROWN, DAN MARINO, SHANNON SHARPE, BILL COWHER AND BOOMER ESIASON FOR WEEK 12 ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NOV. 24
(On recent overturned one-game suspension of Baltimore’s Ed Reed)
SHANNON SHARPE: This is something that had me upset the entire week. When I look at this, Ed Reed was fined, before he won his appeal, $423,000. For their alleged role in SpyGate, the New England Patriots were fined $500,000. This is a team that is valued at $1.4 billion. The New Orleans Saints, for their alleged role in BountyGate, were fined $500,000. This is a team that is worth $965 million. Ed Reed, I’m going to go out on a limb and say he is worth $12 million-$15 million. But you’re going to fine this guy $423,000 for a hit that I didn’t even think was that egregious. When you look at it, everybody that is in the NFL office on this side of the ball has a college degree. When it comes to determining who you are going to fine, and how much you’re going to fine them, I don’t want you to use your college degree, I want you to use common sense, that’s all.
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In 2011 during a physical it was discovered that Detroit Lions RB Jerome Harrison had a brain tumor. Harrison immediately returned to Detroit for surgery. Jerome and Michelle Harrison spoke for the first time and shared their remarkable journey with THE NFL TODAY on Thanksgiving Day.
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