Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Thursday, December 9, 2010


The Steelers have accused Ravens offensive guard Chris Chester of going after outside linebacker James Harrison on an extra point.

Chester was flagged for a false start, firing off the ball and hitting Harrison.
Harrison wasn't injured on the play. Usually, offensive linemen stay in on extra points.

"Of course it was deliberate," Harrison told reporters. "There's no way that happens on an extra point because [offensive linemen] don't shoot out. It's obvious it was blatant. It was on purpose.

"Yeah it's cheap, but when it comes down to it, it's only a 5-yard penalty, they move back to the 7 and re-kick. It's not going to hurt them."

Added inside linebacker James Farrior: "It was a dirty play."

Chester, playing his first game since suffering a lower leg infection weeks ago, doesn't have a reputation for being a dirty player.

"I think it was a designed play," said defensive end Brett Keisel, who is on the extra-point defense. "He just took off and kept driving him. I do think it was intentional.

"It ticked us all off," Keisel said. "First you get scored on, but, when you do something like that deliberately, we just kept fighting through and we won the game. We had the last laugh."

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