Steelers’ James Harrison Men’s Journal Interview: I Was Misquoted!
We had to chuckle this morning when BC saw Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison had ripped teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, as well as commissioner Roger Goodell, in an interview with Men’s Journal.
Obviously, he’d have to explain away the things he said about his teammates, if not the commissioner.
Of course, it was the hack journalist who wrote the article that “twisted” Harrison’s words, at least according to Harrison. Said hack journalist is none other than the highly-regarded editor of said magazine, Paul Solotaroff.
He obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing…
Anyway, here’s what Harrison is quoted as saying 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,” he said, referring to Roethlisberger’s two interceptions in the Super Bowl.
He’s also quoted calling Mendenhall a “fumble machine.”
You know when anything at all is going on in the NFL, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is on the spot. Schefter spoke to Roethlisberger about this earth-shattering story and Tweeted, “Harrison claims the writer twisted many of his comments and it was not his intention to criticize the QB.”
Roethlisberger decided to believe Harrison and that’s supposedly the end of it.
Apparently, Harrison didn’t reach out to Mendenhall, but it didn’t appear necessary. Mendenhall Tweeted that he didn’t have a problem with Harrison’s comments because he “knows him.”
If I’m reading between the lines properly, Mendenhall knows Harrison is a dumbass.
Unfortunately, Goodell, who Harrison called a crook and a devil, among other things, wasn’t offered any sort of apology.