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-Scar-
05-22-2009, 05:27 PM
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PITTSBURGH – A pit bull owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has reportedly attacked the player's young son, but police, hospital and team officials are releasing little information.

"We're aware of the situation, but it's a personal matter for James," Burt Lauten, spokesman for the Super Bowl champions told The Associated Press. "We won't be commenting further."

An unidentified neighbor told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette one of the star player's three dogs got loose Thursday and attacked the boy, James III. His age was not immediately available.

A Franklin Park police officer warned neighbors "to keep our children inside because (Mr. Harrison's) dog had bit somebody," the neighbor told the newspaper.

The dog was removed by an animal control agency.

A Franklin Park police spokeswoman on Friday said police are not commenting because the incident remains under investigation.

Neighbors told the newspaper that a second person also was hurt and that Harrison's son was taken to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. A hospital spokesman said the family does not want information released.

Harrison lives about 15 miles north of the city.

In 2006, then-Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was cited by police in Pine Township, another suburb north of Pittsburgh, after two of his dogs got loose and killed a miniature horse on a nearby farm. Northern Regional Police said then that Porter's dogs were licensed in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., but not in Allegheny County.

Harrison is the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and scored on a 100-yard interception return in the team's 27-23 victory over Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII. He made headlines for declining to join the Steelers on a White House visit Thursday, though he passed up the same opportunity after the Steelers beat Seattle in Super bowl XL in 2006.
Source (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090522/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_steelers_dog_attack)



I Hate People That Raise This Beautiful Breed Of Dog Like This And Serve To Only Further Their Unfair And Undeserved Bad Reputation

Vanilla Garilla
05-22-2009, 05:31 PM
Source (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090522/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_steelers_dog_attack)



I Hate People That Raise This Beautiful Breed Of Dog Like This And Serve To Only Further Their Unfair And Undeserved Bad Reputation

I'm sorry but this is one more sign that James Harrison is a bumbling idiot. After hearing his reasons for not going to the white house, and now hearing that he probably had these viscous dogs trained, and let these dogs live and occupy the same area as young kids...............................Freaking class act.

honda522
05-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Can this guy not be in the news for more than 2 days? He got lucky, intercepted a ball and returned it for a TD barely!

It can't even be positive news about him. Such as, him making a huge cash donation to a charity. Instead I have to hear about him being a dumbass saying stupid things, and now owning a dog that is viscous.

The way you raise a puppy or dog, determines how it will act. Obviously he didn't raise the dog the way it should have been. Pitbulls only get a bad rep cause alot of owners train them to fight, in reality pitbulls are just like any other dog.

AussieChiefsFan
05-22-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm sorry but this is one more sign that James Harrison is a bumbling idiot. After hearing his reasons for not going to the white house, and now hearing that he probably had these viscous dogs trained, and let these dogs live and occupy the same area as young kids...............................Freaking class act.
Exactly! I mean, I really wouldn't want to be his son right now!

Sn@keIze
05-22-2009, 11:24 PM
Can this guy not be in the news for more than 2 days? He got lucky, intercepted a ball and returned it for a TD barely!

It can't even be positive news about him. Such as, him making a huge cash donation to a charity. Instead I have to hear about him being a dumbass saying stupid things, and now owning a dog that is viscous.

The way you raise a puppy or dog, determines how it will act. Obviously he didn't raise the dog the way it should have been. Pitbulls only get a bad rep cause alot of owners train them to fight, in reality pitbulls are just like any other dog.

Not really.

Pitbulls are loving animals. However they sometimes are too loving, or overprotective. They have a deeper desire to impress and protect their master than other dogs. Which is why they are special animals.

Raising a Pitbull takes a lot more attention. The proper attention. One of my good buddies has one and has trained it to be socially capable and is a loving animal. But even he knows their natural potential.

They are not outlawed in half the Counties in the U.S. for nothing.

If someone or kid is walking down the street and the pitbull feels the need to protect his master or territory, the pitbull will do more than just bark. Not because he was trained that way. Just as most Golden Retrievers arent trained to go up and be friendly to someone.

Im not against Pit Bulls. But there are a lot of stupid people out there who dont know how to give special attetion.

Chiefster
05-23-2009, 12:43 AM
I'm sorry but this is one more sign that James Harrison is a bumbling idiot. After hearing his reasons for not going to the white house, and now hearing that he probably had these viscous dogs trained, and let these dogs live and occupy the same area as young kids...............................Freaking class act.


Idiocy is an equal opportunity state of being.

Vanilla Garilla
05-23-2009, 10:55 AM
Idiocy is an equal opportunity state of being.

LOL, a little too equal if you ask me. They take up too much of my time on a regular basis.

Chiefster
05-24-2009, 12:36 AM
LOL, a little too equal if you ask me. They take up too much of my time on a regular basis.


:lol: I read ya.

-Scar-
05-24-2009, 04:17 AM
Pitbulls Arent As Bad As The Media Makes Them Out To Be...You Never Hear About The Positive Stories...

Pit bull takes bullet for family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Dboy%20saves%20family%20from%20armed%20gunman%2012 08.pdf)
Pit bull gives life to save family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Maximums%20gives%20life%20saving%20owner%201208.pd f)
Pit bull drags woman to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Cisco%20the%20pit%20bull%20hero%200308.pdf)
Pit bull helps youngster to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/12062003Dogsavesgirl.pdf)
Pit bull saves child from being abducted (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/Heroicpitbull0706.pdf)
Pit bull saves family, takes bullet (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/pb%20takes%20bullet%20for%20family%200309.pdf)
Pit bull stops abduction (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/Blitz%20pb%20stops%20abduction%20attempt%200409.pd f)

And There's Plenty More.

But A Pitbull Biting Someone Makes Headline News Daily...What About The Other Breeds That Bite People? Never Hear About Em Do Ya?

Vanilla Garilla
05-25-2009, 11:45 AM
Pitbulls Arent As Bad As The Media Makes Them Out To Be...You Never Hear About The Positive Stories...

Pit bull takes bullet for family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Dboy%20saves%20family%20from%20armed%20gunman%2012 08.pdf)
Pit bull gives life to save family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Maximums%20gives%20life%20saving%20owner%201208.pd f)
Pit bull drags woman to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Cisco%20the%20pit%20bull%20hero%200308.pdf)
Pit bull helps youngster to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/12062003Dogsavesgirl.pdf)
Pit bull saves child from being abducted (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/Heroicpitbull0706.pdf)
Pit bull saves family, takes bullet (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/pb%20takes%20bullet%20for%20family%200309.pdf)
Pit bull stops abduction (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/Blitz%20pb%20stops%20abduction%20attempt%200409.pd f)

And There's Plenty More.

But A Pitbull Biting Someone Makes Headline News Daily...What About The Other Breeds That Bite People? Never Hear About Em Do Ya?

A year or two ago I had to write a paper about Pit Bulls in America, and through a great deal of research I found that somewhere around 60% of all dog attacks were made by Pit Bulls, and 90% of all dog attack Fatalities were from Pit Bull Attacks. So those numbers right there are why Pit Bulls are public enemy number 1 in the dog world.

With that said, I firmly believe its all on how you raise them, but with that said people in this country do not have enough common sense to raise a pit bull right, and the consequences of that is awful. But people need to keep in mind, these are not your run of the mill dogs, pit bulls are blazing fast, overly aggressive, practically all muscle, and have the strongest jaws of any dog, so when owning these dogs, the owners must be held accountable for the dogs actions. IMO!

GlennBree
05-25-2009, 01:20 PM
Amen! :lol:

Chiefster
05-26-2009, 12:33 AM
Pitbulls Arent As Bad As The Media Makes Them Out To Be...You Never Hear About The Positive Stories...

Pit bull takes bullet for family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Dboy%20saves%20family%20from%20armed%20gunman%2012 08.pdf)
Pit bull gives life to save family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Maximums%20gives%20life%20saving%20owner%201208.pd f)
Pit bull drags woman to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Cisco%20the%20pit%20bull%20hero%200308.pdf)
Pit bull helps youngster to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/12062003Dogsavesgirl.pdf)
Pit bull saves child from being abducted (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/Heroicpitbull0706.pdf)
Pit bull saves family, takes bullet (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/pb%20takes%20bullet%20for%20family%200309.pdf)
Pit bull stops abduction (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/Blitz%20pb%20stops%20abduction%20attempt%200409.pd f)

And There's Plenty More.

But A Pitbull Biting Someone Makes Headline News Daily...What About The Other Breeds That Bite People? Never Hear About Em Do Ya?

True, the majority of pit bulls that are properly raised present no real danger to society, but they just seem to be too much of a wild card for me. That is just my, uneducated, opinion on the matter. I've come face to face with pit bulls that are ultra aggressive and would have, no doubt, torn me limb from limb had they not been restrained by a strong chain. I've, also, been approached by a pitt bull with it's owner who was as gentle and friendly as they come. So, yeah, how they are trained and treated has much to do with their temperament, however, when they for whatever reason turn aggressive toward people or other animals they are among the most vicious.

Chiefster
05-26-2009, 12:35 AM
A year or two ago I had to write a paper about Pit Bulls in America, and through a great deal of research I found that somewhere around 60% of all dog attacks were made by Pit Bulls, and 90% of all dog attack Fatalities were from Pit Bull Attacks. So those numbers right there are why Pit Bulls are public enemy number 1 in the dog world.

With that said, I firmly believe its all on how you raise them, but with that said people in this country do not have enough common sense to raise a pit bull right, and the consequences of that is awful. But people need to keep in mind, these are not your run of the mill dogs, pit bulls are blazing fast, overly aggressive, practically all muscle, and have the strongest jaws of any dog, so when owning these dogs, the owners must be held accountable for the dogs actions. IMO!

Well said!

DT14PRIEST
05-26-2009, 02:58 AM
Cesar Millan must be having a field day.

Time for boot camp James, waiting to see him on the Dog Whisperer.

But seriously; dog's a dog and James doesn't strike me as the type to take time with an animal, just going for the tough guy apperance.

I blame the handler in this situation.

chief31
06-02-2009, 01:17 PM
Pitbulls Arent As Bad As The Media Makes Them Out To Be...You Never Hear About The Positive Stories...

Pit bull takes bullet for family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Dboy%20saves%20family%20from%20armed%20gunman%2012 08.pdf)
Pit bull gives life to save family (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Maximums%20gives%20life%20saving%20owner%201208.pd f)
Pit bull drags woman to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2008/Cisco%20the%20pit%20bull%20hero%200308.pdf)
Pit bull helps youngster to safety (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/12062003Dogsavesgirl.pdf)
Pit bull saves child from being abducted (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/Heroicpitbull0706.pdf)
Pit bull saves family, takes bullet (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/pb%20takes%20bullet%20for%20family%200309.pdf)
Pit bull stops abduction (http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/HeroicPitties/2009/Blitz%20pb%20stops%20abduction%20attempt%200409.pd f)

And There's Plenty More.

But A Pitbull Biting Someone Makes Headline News Daily...What About The Other Breeds That Bite People? Never Hear About Em Do Ya?

Isn't that strange?

I don't think that you can blame the media, nor the breed of dog.

There is a huge reputation for pitbulls as being extra strong, and aggressive.

Rather it be the cause, or the effect, or both, if you are involved with dog-fighting, you want the strongest most feared breed, to ward-off threats.

If you want a strong fearful defender to watch over you, your family and you belongings, you want the strongest and most feared.

Therefore, a higher percentage, than less-feared breeds, will be placed in roles of violence, potential violence, and/or intimidation.

I don't think that there is anything wrong with the breed, over other large dogs. But I don't think that you can push the blame on the media as if they had somehow all come together to persecute one breed of dog unfairly.

You blame those who own the individual dog, as stated above.

Owning any large dog with children around is a risk. And if you have trained it to intimidate, then that raises the risk.

If you have trained it to be violent, then that raises the risk considerably.

If you are not certain of the dogs upbringing from birth, (Say you bought the dog at a year old) then that too raises the risk of the dog having an incident with violence.

chiefnut
06-02-2009, 04:02 PM
i end up saying the same thing every time there is a "pitbull attack story". you have to understand that there is no greater incidence of attacks by pitbulls than chiuahua's. but when cute little muffin is nippin at your heel you just kick him away. when a pittbull bites your heel he crushes your ankle. that's why the reports seem to be more, not that there are more of them but they are more serious because of their bite strength. german shepards are responsible for just as many attacks but yet there is no call for the "police dog" to be banned. even the bite of the larger german shepard is no match for that of the pitbull. not a bad dog breed, just a dog breed with the jaws of an alligator.

GlennBree
06-02-2009, 04:55 PM
It is very sad. I work at a large plumbing co. and our field supervisor went to a customers home yesterday....got out of his truck and was walking up to the house when a pit came out from the back of the home and started to attack. He was able to get back into his truck...however, not before the dog did some good damage to his leg. He has several gashes....where the dogs teeth ripped his leg.........OUCH!!!
The sad thing is, the owner came out and could NOT get the dog to stop....and then wondered why our guy told him he wasn't going to return to his property. (The dog was indeed taken by animal control)

WHAT IF THIS HAD BEEN A CHILD WALKING BY THE HOME!! IT WOULD OF BEEN ANOTHER TERRIBLE OUTCOME!!