James Harrison

Rodney Harrison (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

James Harrison Blasts NFL’s Roger Goodell In Men’s Journal, Calls Commissioner A ‘Devil’

What’s in the water in Pittsburgh? First it was Rashard Mendenhall, who created a stir in May with critical tweets regarding Osama bin Laden’s death. Now, heavily fined Steelers linebacker James Harrison has called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil.”

WFAN–07/13/2011

Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison (92) pressures Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the second half of the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Harrison: Steelers ‘Played Subpar Ball’ In Super Bowl

James Harrison went on Twitter after the Steelers’ 31-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday night and typed out one simple word for every fan to see: “Sorry.”

WFAN–02/07/2011

Ike Taylor #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the New York Jets during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers won 24-19. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Playing Dirty? Steelers Bring Rough Defense To Dallas

Heading into next weekend’s Super Bowl against the Packers, the Steelers view themselves as the rightful scions of the Steel Curtain of yesteryear. Others might use another word: dirty.

WFAN–01/31/2011

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Steelers Harrison Penalized For Leading With Helmet

James Harrison drove Bills QB Fitzpatrick into the ground, and he was flagged for leading with his helmet.

WFAN–11/28/2010

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers Drop ‘Curtain’ On Bengals Late

At the end of a night full of foibles, tricks and missed chances, the Pittsburgh Steelers turned to their one constant to finish it off. That unyielding defense came through again.

WFAN–11/09/2010

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers’ Harrison, Goodell Discuss Dangerous Hits

Steelers linebacker James Harrison has met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the league’s stricter policy on dangerous hits.

WFAN–11/03/2010

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College Coaches: Don’t Blame Us For Helmet Hits

College coaches have been watching closely as the NFL has cracked down on dangerous tackles and helmet hits. And they have a reply: Don’t blame us.

WFAN–10/29/2010

James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers encourages the fans to make noise while playing the Cleveland Browns on October 17, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 28-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NFL: Players Responded Well, Played Cleanly

One week after drawing heavy fines for illegal hits, James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather were praised by the NFL for clean play in Sunday’s victories.

WFAN–10/25/2010

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

NFL Spells Out Rule Changes In Video

The NFL delivered its message about heavier punishment for illegal hits, including suspensions, directly to the 32 teams Thursday with a video spelling out what to avoid.

WFAN–10/22/2010

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NFL Players: What’s Happening To The Game?

One day after the league said it will begin suspending players for illegal hits, many players were asking if this still is pro football.

WFAN–10/20/2010

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NFL Takes Down Photos For Sale Of Illegal Hits

The league said Wednesday an outside vendor used an automated process to post pictures online for fans to buy, but the system would be changed to ensure photos of illegal hits were not available.

WFAN–10/20/2010

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NFL Fines But Doesn’t Suspend 3 Players For Hits

The NFL imposed huge fines Tuesday on three players for dangerous and flagrant hits last weekend and warned that, starting with this week’s games, violent conduct will be cause for suspension.

WFAN–10/20/2010

Atlanta Falcons corner back Dunta Robinson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, are helped after a hit during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Suspensions Not Enough Medicine For NFL Headaches

The NFL brass is downright delusional if they think the laws already on the books are tough enough to make the problem go away.

WFAN–10/20/2010

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

On WFAN: NFL To Levy Suspensions For Dirty Hits

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday that the NFL will start instituting suspensions for illegal hits – effective immediately.

WFAN–10/19/2010

DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles is helped off the field after being laid out by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both players were injured on the play and had to be helped off the field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

About Time: NFL Gets Tough With Head Hunters

Football can be a hurt business, but there was so much hurting going on in Week 6 of the NFL season that alarms went off at league headquarters.

WFAN–10/19/2010

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