Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who has frequently criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for what the linebacker perceives is unfair treatment about his aggressive style of play, is at it again. Harrison ripped Goodell in an interview with Men's Journal Magazine.
But Harrison also took aim at teammate Ben Roethlisberger, who threw two critical interceptions in the Steelers' loss to the Packers in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.
"Up until last year, there was no word of me being dirty - til Roger Goodell, who's a crook and a puppet, said I was the dirtiest player in the league," Harrison said. "If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it. I hate him and will never respect him."
Strong words indeed. In fact, Harrison is over the top with that last part of the quote, and it will be interesting to see the reaction by head coach Mike Tomlin, as well as the Steelers' buttoned-down ownership.
As for Roethlisberger, Harrison minced no words about his Super Bowl performance.
"Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field, instead of asking the D to bail you out again," Harrison said. "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."