NEW YORK (AP) — Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, in a magazine article.
The 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year hasn’t been shy about ripping the league after he was docked $100,000 for illegal hits last season. In the August issue of Men’s Journal, his rants against Goodell reach another level of wrath.
Harrison says: “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.”
His other descriptions of the commissioner include an anti-gay slur, “stupid,” ”puppet” and “dictator.”
Harrison also criticizes Patriots-turned-commentators Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi — and teammates Rashard Mendenhall and Ben Roethlisberger for their Super Bowl performances.