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Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

Posted on: July 13, 2011 3:22 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2011 3:35 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Steelers linebacker James Harrison blew up a normally calm Wednesday when his interview in Men's Journal revealed some incredibly explosive quotes about Roger Goodell, NFL policies and his teammates.

After the mess had flown through, in and around the proverbial fan, Harrison did what any smart public figure does: claim his Facebook account got hacked backtrack quickly on his comments.

Per Merrill Hoge of ESPN (by way of Adam Schefter), Harrison gave his teammate Ben Roethlisberger a buzz Wednesday morning to talk about the interview and claimed, according to Roethlisberger, "the writer twisted many of his comments" and that he didn't mean to dogpile on Ben the way he did. (He ripped his two interceptions in the Super Bowl and likened the Steelers' quarterback to Peyton Manning … in paygrade only.)

According to Schefter, Roethlisberger is "taking Harrison at his word" and that their relationship is "fine."

Rashard Mendenhall, who Harrison called a "fumble machine," is also apparently cool with the comments, saying on Twitter that he doesn't "have a problem with what [Harrison] said because I know him."

Harrison's Big Day

So, the good news is that Harrison appears to be relatively in the clear when it comes to his teammates.

The bad news is that he's not exactly safe yet when it comes to the Steelers, who didn't sound thrilled about what Harrison had to say (kind of like when you call your dad and tell him your first-semester-at-college grades before you get home for Christmas).

And the even worse news is it's going to be really, really tough for Harrison to figure out how to explain away his most aggressive comments -- refusing to pee on Roger Goodell if he's on fire, devil, clown, etc., -- which were directed squarely at the man who's going to be running the NFL in 2011.

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Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

Harrison is not an idiot. Any real steeler fan knows that he has been unfairly used as Goodell's doormat for the last year. Most of the fines he got were ridiculous....if someone took that much money from me for doing my job (Harrison has never been considered a dirty player ever until the fines came into place) I'd hate him too. He plays football, like a football player. And when you take his payday, he's going to bite!



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

That should have been Why listen to... sorry about that.




Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

Why that this loudmouth blowhard seriously? All you hear from him is Blah, Blah, Blah He gets fined, and cries that he`s being picked on, and says he is going to retire(too bad he lied about that), he says he`s going to knock Rodgers out of the Superbowl, and he was a non factor in that game...



Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

Harrison's an idiot.  His one tackle and one interception in that Super Bowl really would have put them over the top if only Ben hadn't thrown those 2 picks.

Did he not notice what Green Bay did to everyone in the playoffs?

Maybe he's just practicing for a post-NFL career in politics.  Show your a** in public then immediately begin complaining that you were taken out of context.

Grow up already.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Harrison already backtracking on fiery comments?

I dont like Harrison but I like Goodell even less. way to go! 


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