Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:14 am
Edited on: July 14, 2011 9:55 pm
 
HarrisonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

In an interesting admission today, the writer of the controversial James Harrison piece for Men’s Journal magazine told Harrison to do whatever he needs to do in order to make peace with his quarterback.

“We talked about 11 o’clock yesterday morning,” Paul Solotaroff told ESPN radio, via Pro Football Talk. “Look, James is the guy who’s got to live with Ben for the next three years.... So as I told James, ‘Listen, whatever you’ve got to say to mend fences is perfectly fine with me.’”

That’s why Harrison told Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger that Solotaroff twisted his words in the story.

But it also sounds like Solotaroff didn’t use all the quotes he could have, and apparently, Harrison got really nasty in the interview (it, of course, would be a surprise if Harrison wasn't nasty)

Harrison's Big Day
“I filled up three notebooks, I don’t know how many hours of digital tape, and I cut so much stuff from this piece,” Solotaroff said. “There is just acres of stuff James said that’s compelling and amusing and riveting. And that wasn’t the only thing he said about Ben.”

In addition to bashing Roethlisberger and RB Rashard Mendenhall in the piece that ran -- he also said some not-so-nice things about commissioner Roger Goodell -- Solotaroff left on the cutting room floor the quote in which Harrison called Cleveland’s Colt McCoy “an idiot kid quarterback.”

But you know what’s also kind of weird about this interview? Solotaroff seems like a HUGE fan of Harrison.

“I was furious at the way James got done by Goodell last year,” Solotaroff said. “I thought making him the poster boy for this abrupt and arbitrary rule change . . . was about the most wrongheaded thing you could do, particularly since Goodell seemed bent on singling James out.”

That’s fine for Solotaroff to feel that way. But now it sounds like Solotaroff is protecting Harrison from getting into even more trouble, simply because he likes Harrison so much.

And when you basically admit to that in a radio interview, your credibility as an objective reporter will get called into question. As it should be.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.



Comments

Since: Jul 13, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:52 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

irregardless, shut the fu*k up! If we want a comment from you, then we'll just beat it out of you! You are nothing but a troll with a woody for Sol!

James isn't the first player to bash his own team mates, and he sure as hell won't be the last to do so!



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:20 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

Rather than actually tackling James Harrison tries to blow people up with a big hit.  Watch NFL games from years ago and you will see people actually tackle instead of trying to get an ESPN highlight of someone getting hurt.  I wish that players in general would shut up and just play the game the right way on the field.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:02 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

Harrison is wrong for throwing his teammates under the bus.  You don't do that in public you do that face to face behind closed doors.  His feelings towards Roger is understandable since they made him the face of the rule change.  Harrison plays football the way it is supposed to be played.  Hard and physical play is part of the game.  I know the NFL is all about safety but to make a rule change in the middle of the season as far as tackling is concerned and to fine players on top of that is rediculous.  Make the rule change after the season not during the season.  When have you seen that?  Never.Cool



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:58 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

on behalf of the rest of us ignorant viewers thank you for the animal planet monologue !!  



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:36 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

wow, everyone jumping on harrison like they know him, you don't know him, i will agree that he is violent on the field and I personally do not care for that, someone will get hurt and already has because of him, there are ramifications that he should be given, he needs to at least acknowledge that he needs to at least show some remorse for the hits that are considered illegal, everything else though guys, there are much worse people in the world than james harrison, much worse, and why will be in trouble when football is over? why will he be in jail? what a bunch of know nothing losers posting on here, I do NOT LIKE HARRISON, but I will will not go as far as to say he is a criminal, or will be dead after he is done playing football, or call him a gangster, where do you losers get this?  wake up, don;t embarrass me, and I am as WHITE as they come, you sound RACIST to me!!    every one of you who goes after him calling him those things, you want to say something about race but are scared!!  I for one will never go that route, I DISLIKE Harrison, but I don;t know him, neither do you, wake up, it is 2011!!   



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:30 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

what the h*** are you talking about mauxdeverite???   it is a footbal article about a guy who is violent on the field because that is what the game requires, you don;t know him as a person, this is a picture, it is meant to sell magazines, if you see a picture of Katie Holmes in skimpy clothes and pumps is she a hooker? will you go into a 9 page diatribe on how KH is one who has sex for money? is obama an uptight, arrgant, self centered, spoiled rotteen man because he has on shorts, a polo golf shirt and looks like a country club spoon fed rich kid???   that is what i would think, you would go on and describe him as such because of a MAGAZINE cover???   wow, you really need help, take your garbage somewhere else, and please don't come at me with any comments about your intelligence, you have none, that is 100% obvious from your post, you DEFINITELY have no common sense, that is also apparent!! 


IPCCGOREFRAUD
Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:26 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:26 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

James Harrison just prove that you can be a good football player and still be a idiot.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:24 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

Another guy who is gonna spend more time behind bars than free after his NFL career winds down!!!!!



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:15 pm
 

What else did Harrison tell magazine reporter?

The Harrison picture meant to intimidate and suggest toughness, instead reflects the primitive ignorance of street culture. In the street culture, the last word is always "...he can't whoop my azzzz".  In a culture that places no emphasis or importance in intellignece, it's all that matters. Biceps rule. Just like Neanderthals. Whoever carries the biggest stick has first refusal on which females to impregnate. And that is what it's all about in the end. The picture is also inaccurate. First of all, a properly armed playa would be carrying a Glock, or G-Lock as they say on the streets. Secondly, the gun would be held horizontally or sideways, and the arms fully extended. Harrison is a painful reminder of the de-evolution of civilized society. Like many from the inner city he elected not to participate in traditional society, and opted to become a part of a sub culture with an entirely alternate value system, whereby one's social rank is based upon physical strength, and one's mating capability is measured by the ability to push an inflatable sphere through a metal ring. Males are prone to wear prominent markings and paintings on their bodies, as outward signs of power and warnings to other males. Body piercings and extravagant jewelry also serve as a sign of social standing within the community. A males status is also increased by the brand and style of his sneakers. Curiously, in this alternate value system, the size of the rims on one's vehicle, and the size of the speakers attached to the vehicles's audio system can also serve to show dominance and superiority over other males. Perhaps the strangest thing in this culture is the manner of dress. Trousers are not worn on the waist, but instead at the mid thigh, with the buttocks and underwear fully exposed. To date, nobody really knows why. Large hiking boots are worn with the laces untied, with hooded sweatshirts four sizes too big. The significance of this is not yet understood. The culture has it's own economic model based on criminal activities, including the selling of drugs, prostititution, firearms, and theft. The males are organized into tight knit criminal groups, with common markings, that kill other males over things like the color of their clothing, or passing through an area that has been marked by another group. These groups compete in the economy of criminal activity, and communicate in crude hand gestures. In this culture women are held in low regard, and assume a subservient position to the alpha males. Yeah, we understand where Harrison is coming from. Although interesting, it just makes no sense in the modern world, and we don't want to have any association with it.    


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com