habeas grabus means: Tunch Ilken and Craig Wolfley coined the term “holding” in football. The severity of the penalty is often reflected in its use. “Habeas Grabus” would be used when the penalty is not as severe for the Steelers. This could include any Steelers game against the Browns. Cleaveland will lose no matter how many Steelers holding penalties are called. The same holds true for nearly every other NFL team that plays the Browns. The holding penalty against Justin Hartwig, in Superbowl XLIII, that almost cost the Steelers a sixth title, would likely be met with a response such as “Fuck”, “If the ref could have one more eye,” or even “I am so shit-faced I don’t know who’s on right now”. (in Community Dictionary, added by Adalynn Bray)