Stop me if you've heard this one.
So the league fined James Harrison.
The amount Harrison has been fined is passed around more as local lore among Steelers fans, but Seat Smart has tallied up Harrison's total - $150,000 on six fines - along with the fines of the other top 19 salary-reduced players in the league since 2002.
The NFL actually gave Harrison some of the money back in 2010, despite leading the initial charge of penalties levied by the league for hits to the head of offensive players.
He was not fined for anything during his 11 games played with the Steelers in 2014.
It shouldn't be a surprise defensive players are the overwhelming leaders of the positions fined the most often, because roughing the quarterback. late hit and hitting defenseless player penalties make up about one third of all fines given (332 of 1,125).
As for suspensions, the Steelers had their share of those, most notably, the four games Ben Roethlisberger served in 2010 for allegations of sexual assault. Harrison was suspended for a game after repeatedly tackling players in a manner the league didn't deem appropriate - the nail in the coffin was a shot delivered to Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in 2011.
In total, Steelers players were suspended for a total of 20 games. Included with Roethlisberger and Harrison are ex-tight end Weslye Saunders (four), Trevis Turner (four), Bert Reed (four), Alameda Ta'amu (two) and Rashard Mendenhall (one).
Turner, Saunders, Ta'amu and Reed didn't remain on the team after they were suspended, and Mendenhall's and Ta'amu's suspensions were team-imposed. Technically, Santonio Holmes was on the Steelers when he received a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse program in 2010. He was traded shortly after it, and served his suspension on the Jets.
It's an interesting study, one that provides numbers behind what has been published on a one-off basis. Most often, though, it's been defensive players getting fined, and Harrison has a large chunk of the fines, and headlines, to prove it.