Back in 2010 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, former linebacker James Harrison laid one of the most infamous hits ever on Cleveland Browns receiver Mohammed Massaquoi. Earlier this week, Harrison made an explosive claim revolving around that hit that involves Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

VIDEO: James Harrison levels Mohammed Massaquoi

Before we get into what the claim was, it’s important to remember exactly what happened. He’s video of Harrison absolutely leveling Massaquoi.

It was clearly an illegal hit, and the NFL fined Harrison $75,000 for it.

Speaking with Willie Colon on the “Going Deep” podcast earlier this week, Harrison talked about the hit.

“Listen, on everything I love, on my daddy’s grave, I hit that man with about 50 percent of what I had and I just hit him because I wanted him to let loose of the ball. If i had knew they was gonna fine me $75,000, I would have tried to kill him.”

Many felt that Harrison’s hit deserved more punishment than he got. It’s frightening to think that he didn’t even hit him with everything he had.

Harrison claims Mike Tomlin ‘handed me an envelope’ after hit

Now here comes the explosive allegation. In the same podcast, Harrison said that Tomlin handed him an envelope afterward.

“Dude, I’m telling you, 75? And I ain’t gonna lie to you, when that happened, right? the G-est thing Mike Tomlin ever did, he handed me an envelope after that. I ain’t gonna say what, but he handed me an envelope after that.”

Here’s audio of Harrison’s claim:

Now, Harrison did not say what was in the envelope. But it’s not hard to guess.

Bountygate 2.0?

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.