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Harrison’s Son Bitten by the Family Pit Bull

Linebacker James Harrison’s name has been in the news a lot lately with the whole White House fiasco, but Friday there was some real disturbing news in regard to Harrison’s two-year-old son. Reports today state that Harrison’s pit bull bit his son in the thigh, but the boy is expected to recover though he remained hospitalized the rest of the day, the player’s agent said.

The agent, William Parise, told the AP that James III was bit after his mother let the dog out of its pen Thursday afternoon. Parise wouldn’t identify the woman, but said she and Harrison’s massage therapist also were hurt trying to help the boy. The massage therapist needed three stitches,Parise said.

Parise said the boy’s injuries were “serious but certainly not life-threatening. I think any time a child is injured and requires hospitalization, it’s a serious thing. I know James was very concerned about his son.”

The dog was removed by an animal control agency.

Sorry to say this, and I love dogs, but pit bulls are something that I don’t ever have a desire to deal with. I know that professionalathletes probably are more prone to having them for protection, but I think personally I would find another way to protect my family than having a dog that can create some problems.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Courtney Briggs

    May 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Dude, don’t endanger your family because you think it’s cool to have a pit!!

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