Nate Washington: Roman Harper “Downright Dirty”

New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper takes down Tennessee Titans wide receiver Damien Williams by his facemask.

From’s Around the League Blog:

Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington wasn’t surprised to hear New Orleans safety Roman Harper’s name mentioned in connection with the Saints’ “bounty” scandal. Washington last season called Harper a dirty player after Tennessee’s Week 14 loss to New Orleans. He echoed that claim this week after Yahoo! Sports reported that the infamous Gregg Williams audio included a segment in which Harper and former Saints linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar were offered $200 handouts for “whack” hits following a January playoff win over the Detroit Lions.

“He was just walking over guys, kneeing them, dirty things like pushing guys in the back while they’re not paying attention,” Washington said. “Those are the types of things I was seeing on film, and then after what happened with Damian, face masks (penalties) are gonna happen, but I saw the picture on the Internet of the exact situation was what happened. Damian’s whole body was parallel to the ground. That’s how hard he grabbed Damian’s facemask, and on top of that you walk over a guy and knee him with your leg, that’s another sign of disrespect. You don’t do that.

“It’s already bad that you grabbed the guy’s facemask. We’ll take the penalty and gone on from that, but you walk over a guy and knee him with your leg, that’s a whole other level. You don’t play dirty like that.”

Here’s video of Roman Harper’s late hit on Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith AFTER a touchdown:

And this guy escaped punishment when the league handed out suspensions for the Bounty scandal. Disgusting.

NFL-ATL: Nate Washington calls Roman Harper ‘downright dirty


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