Wyche: Next one will be longer
Harrison now is considered a repeat offender by the league, a status that NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche reports could earn the linebacker a substantial suspension in the future.
"He told me he can't," Bettis said when asked if Harrison would change the way he plays, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Bettis said he "absolutely" believes Harrison likely will continue getting in trouble for illegal hits and that his former teammate considered it "laughable" to be suspended over what he "felt was a very, very small incident."
"James said that he's concerned this will happen again and then there will be a larger suspension," Bettis said. "But he said to me, 'I'm not going to worry about it. I'm going to play my game. If they suspend me, they suspend me, but I'm not going to change the way I play football.' "