James Harrison on Roger Goodell, Funny!......
The subtitle for this should be; "Tell Us How You Really Feel". He'll be lucky is he doesn't get fined again for these comments, hahaha. This wasn't real smart on his part but it's incredibly funny. I can't wait to read the whole interview.
James Harrison calls Goodell 'crook, devil,' says, 'I hate him'
Steelers linebacker says he doesn't respect commissioner Aaron Wilson
http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/sm-share-en.gifJuly 13, 2011, 10:07 AM EST
In a bombastic interview that reveals just how much he resents the league office fining him repeatedly last year for illegal hits, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison verbally assaulted NFL commissioenr Roger Goodell.
Harrison called Goodell a "crook," and a "devil," as well as an anti-gay slur, "stupid, "puppet," and "dictator," in an interview with Men's Journal.
“If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison said, per the Associated Press. “I hate him and will never respect him.”
A former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Harrison was fined $100,000 last season. And he questioned whether black players are more heavily fined than white players.
Harrison said if the Steelers had won the Super Bowl he would have whispered to Goodell during the trophy ceremony: “Why don’t you quit and do something else, like start your own league in flag football?”
Harrison also took aim at teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall for how they played in the Super Bowl, rips Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi, says that Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is "juiced out of his mind."
It's an explosive interview and a lot to take in, but it won't hit newsstands until August.
Just one thought: Harrison put himself even under more of a microscope with Goodell and he may have some fence-mending to do with teammates.
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