Lockout or no lockout, James Harrison will not be silenced. In an interview with Men's Journal magazine, the Steelers' linebacker continues his nasty habit of ripping the NFL for its decisions to fine him for hits he thought were legal. He also takes shots at everyone from Roger Goodell, to teammate Ben Roethlisberger, to two former Patriots turned broadcasters.
From Pro Football Talk:
Harrison also called Goodell a crook and a devil and a puppet and a dictator. Harrison also described Goodell with the use of what the AP calls an anti-gay slur, a clumsy articulation of what most people describe simply as a gay slur. (Unless theres a new slur that is used to describe folks who dont like gay people. . . . Maybe Harrison called Goodell Michele Bachmann.)
Harrison likewise said that, if the Steelers had won Super Bowl XLV, he would have whispered this particular sweet nothing in Goodells ear: Why dont you quit and do something else, like start your own league in flag football?
But Goodell isnt alone in feeling Harrisons wrath. Harrison calls former Patriots standouts Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison clowns. Harrison also claims that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is juiced out of his mind.
Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.
"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.
"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.
Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."
Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.