Great week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, right? Hines Ward was popped for DUI, and now defensive menace James Harrison – perhaps the dirtiest player in the NFL – had this to say about NFL commish Roger Goodell in a Men’s Journal article:
“But up until last year, there was no word of me being dirty — till Roger Goodell, who’s a crook and a puppet, said I was the dirtiest player in the league. If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it. I hate him and will never respect him.”
In the article, written by Paul Solotaroff, Harrison had some thoughts about those cheating New England Patriots:
“I should have another ring. We were the best team in football in 2004, but the Patriots, who we beat during the regular season, stole our signals and picked up 90 percent of our blitzes [in the AFC title game]. They got busted for it later, but, hey, they’re Goodell’s boys, so he slapped ‘em $500,000 and burned the tapes. Was he going to rescind their Super Bowls? Man, hell no!”
And Harrison even took a shot at his QB, Ben Roethlisberger:
“Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain’t that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does.”
Well, then. This story will be revived whenever the lockout ends, and then again in late October when the Steelers host the Patriots.
As for Harrison posing with two guns for a photo in the story, is fascination with weapons apparently dates back to high school, when a BB Gun incident cost him some scholarship offers.
This seems as good a time as any to post video of James Harrison working out. What a monster.