Ah, the ball bounced off Heap's hand dude. It was certainly 'near him'. How is Meriweather supposed to know he dropped it in the split second between the missed catch and teh hit?
Secondly, if you think Harrison lead with his shoulder (LOL) we need to agree to stop talking about it. Watch that replay again, and pause at the end, and look at Harrison's body, head up and in front, not tucked and below his shoulder. If that isn't leading with your head, I don't know what is. Spearing a player, leading with your head, and smashing it into teh receiver's is dirty if the receiver is on the ground or not.
I am objective. I'm not blindly backing a cheap shot because I'm a fan of teh team he plays on. Meriweather should be punished, and so should dude on the Steelers. Except the dude from the Steelers did it twice. in One game.
Watch the hit on Adia (sp) from the Colts last night where Fletcher's shoulder destroys his face. That is leading with your shoulder.