BleacherReport- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison took aim at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday night. It came ahead of a potential interview with the NFL after his name came up in an Al-Jazeera America report of performance-enhancing drug users.
According to ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler, the five-time Pro Bowler didn't mince words: "If it leads to the hands of that crook, I mean [Goodell], he can do whatever he wants. That's just the collective bargaining agreement that the players signed [in 2011]."
Harrison has denied any involvement with PEDs and agreed to an interview with the league on Aug. 30, telling Fowler: "If it went to a longer situation and I got the suspension, the bigger outcome wasn't really worth it. I wouldn't be on the team. I'd hurt the team, hurt my teammates and coaches."
The 38-year-old former NFL Defensive Player of the Year called for his interview to be televised live and in front of the media.
The seemingly ageless Harrison is coming off a season that saw him register 40 tackles, five sacks and one interception as a situational player. He is expected to fill a similar role in 2016, with Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones serving as the starters at outside linebacker.
Ok so first and foremost, who hasn't been named in the Al-Jazeera report? Everyone knows this report is full of shit... but if there's one guy who is definitely getting suspended, it's James Harrison. Everyone knows Roger Goodell hates the Steelers linebacker and gets a special tingling in his skinny jeans every time he gets the opportunity to rule with his iron fists and fine him. So Harrison calling for a televised interview is a bold move cotton!
Personally I think it's a baller power move. I wanted the meeting at Harrison's house so bad but I'll settle for being able to see it unfold real time. And if I know James Harrison, he won't have a giant spectacle like LeBron did with The Decision. He's gonna sit down in front of Crooked Roger ;) and death stare him like Phelps at the Olympics
The way I see it, this interview ends one of two ways. Goodell decides fuck you James, your'e suspended and is promptly the recipient of a DDT. OR James Harrison proves his innocence.. and promptly hits Goodell with a DDT.
But lets be honest here. James Harrison is totally on steroids. No way a 38 year old linebacker can record 5 sacks and hip thrust a million pounds.
Maybe the meeting could have an alternate ending of Goodell getting tossed into the stratosphere like Harrison's kids*. Now that's good TV. Somebody get me a job at FOX, I'll boost the ratings like Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl.
*Wish my dad took roids and could do cool things like this. God why can I never have nice things?!