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Son of Steelers linebacker stable after dog bite

Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison’s toddler son was believed in stable condition at a Pittsburgh hospital after being bitten on the thigh by the family’s dog.

The boy’s mother, Beth Tibbott, was also treated and released for a bite she received when she tried to get the dog off the child, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Harrison, 31, the NFL defensive player of the year last season, could not be reached for comment. He was not home when the incident took place, friends said.

At the Harrisons’ home on Matterhorn Drive, a family friend said that Harrison was at the gym in the late afternoon when she, Ms. Tibbott and the child, James Harrison III, were outside in the fenced yard, where the dog was kept in a crate.

The friend said the dog, a pit bull, bit the baby on the thigh when it was released, and that Ms. Tibbott began screaming and threw herself on top of the baby.

Steelers management said in a statement Friday: “We are aware of this unfortunate situation. We express our concern for his family and hope that everyone involved makes a complete recovery.”


Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time May 23, 2009 at 8:07 am

What was the point in this family having a dog at all, especially a breed that often requires strong owner management, if they crate it while the family romps in the fenced back yard? Why have we all allowed the pit bull breed to become some kind of status symbol? How in the world can we turn around the reckless over-breeding of these dogs and the assumed macho-status of keeping a pit bill? Once again, owner stupidity trumps here, and as a result a child is hurt.

Comment from Dog_guy
Time May 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

What is it with football players and pitt bull dogs, isn’t their life exciting enough. Maybe NFL players should just be banned from owning Pit Bulls unless they take a written test. A couple of years ago a couple escaped in Pittsburgh and killed a small horse, then one NFL player was jailed for dog fighting. You’d think that this would make player think, “Hey if this breed has killed a horse and someone has been jailed for dog fighting with this breed maybe I shouldn’t let it romp with my kids”. I hope that no one gets seriously injured befre these players realize it dangerous to have these dogs, not macho. It sends the wrong message to the rest of society as well.

Comment from Rick
Time May 24, 2009 at 9:16 am

This race (terrier) is smart and super loyal remember the little rascals! (pete) was a pit bull. I have a pitbull with my son being 6 years old he kicks him’ pulls his ears tackles him, you name it the dog takes it, my boy walks as much as 30 feet the dog begins to follow him instantly they are great dogs. American people are ignorants at this and buy the pair (female-male) from the same family and do inbreading! (like texans and Arkansas with real people hello!!) if you ever wonder how the mighty romas fell! Caligula, Nero, inbreading!!! you get a pedigree pitbul from a professional breeder and you have the best protector of your child if the parent hits the boy (corrective punishment) the pit will jump to your face as a warning of not touching the kid or next time you will get it!! do you get this comment?

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