Is there anyone that is not fair game for Steelers DE James Harrison? Now I understand him bashing the commish, Roger Goodell, I mean who wouldn’t be upset for being fined over 100K for playing his sport hard. But maybe just a little too hard. Personally, I don’t think so, it’s football. It’s violent. Players know this. They sign up for it. But to use a gay slur to describe Goodell, along with other choice words, like devil, stupid and others, in the August issue of Men’s Journal magazine, is just well, stupid. It is full of ignorance. And then to go on and say this “If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison told the magazine. “I hate him and will never respect him.” But Harrison doesn’t stop there, he bashes his own team mates, including two time Super Bowl winning QB Ben Roethlisberger along with running back Rashard Mendenhall. He had this to say about 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.” Wow again. Good thing they are team mates, what would he really think about him? I know he has a mean, dirty, reputation, but this is just spouting off at the mouth and not really thinking about what he is saying. Then he goes on to make racial accusations like this “I slammed Vince Young on his head and paid five grand, but just touched Drew Brees and that was 20,” Harrison said. “You think black players don’t see this s— and lose all respect for Goodell?” This is the one thing I might tend to agree with him on if you watch both hits, he does barely touch Brees(a white QB) and slams the hell out of VY(a black QB). Not the racial aspect, but the disparity of the fines. v But do we really think that in this day and age those kind of things go through the commisioner of the NFL’s head when handing out fines? I would surely hope not. Cause then I would have to really say WOW! The ESPN article is here.
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