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NFL Star RIPS Commish: I'd Let Him Burn to Death

7/13/2011 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive juggernaut James Harrison just BLASTED NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming, "If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it."


Harrison -- the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year -- unloaded in a brand new interview with Men's Journal -- adding, "I hate [Goodell] and will never respect him." Harrison also calls Goodell an anti-gay slur, a "crook," a "devil," a "puppet," and a "dictator."

Goodell famously fined Harrison $100,000 for illegal hits last fall -- making Harrison one of the most heavily-fined players ever in a single season.

But Goodell isn't the only one Harrison targets in his rant -- the Steeler also blasts fellow teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, whom he calls a "fumble machine."

Referring to Roethlisberger's two interceptions during the Super Bowl, Harrison says, "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."

As you may recall, Harrison famously picked off Kurt Warner in Super Bowl 43 and ran it back 100 yards for a touchdown ... the longest play in Super Bowl history.

The NFL is currently in a lockout after the players failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league's owners.

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"If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it."

hahahahahaah I thought I was the only one who used that line.. EXACTLY

1199 days ago

The Neko Nation    

James Harrison proves racism comes in all colors. This guy has not class and is a sorry excuse for a human being.

1199 days ago


dumb, dumb, dumb

1199 days ago

Ivan in Phoenix    

Ruh Roh, James called Goodell an anti-gay slur?! That should be good for two or three more stories on TMZ in the next couple of days but I doubt Harrison is the type to make apologies.

1199 days ago


@shagrath,, no SON im done getting screwed.. try to screw me ill pop your eyes out of your head

1199 days ago


@ Jay: Back at you...

@ David: My observation doesn't equal anger...but if that's the best response you can come up with...cool.

@ Eddie: Thanks for dropping by...uh...i guess. "Homos?" "Sportcenter Dorks?" Glad you got that opinion off your chest...even if yours is delusional...G. Doesn't take much to have a take on this issue...even though you don't seem to have one.

@ Mel: You don't make much sense to me. Football is not just a business at the pro level. Don't you at least know anyone at the pop-warner, HS, college level? Are you not familiar with how much colleges make off bowl games and television rights. You're saying that a group of 20 football D1 scholarships worth $15,000 - 20,00 a year, over 4 years, doesn't pay for itself 20 times over with the amount of revenue generated by the football program? Do the math. My point was not about "enjoyment" but about the business behind the sport. Before you call someone comments stupid at least understand the point, which you missed. Not only that but that "free ride" you mention is a calculated investment for an athlete with a good enough skill-set. It also to helps the program generate the previously stated income. It may strain your brain cells but at least try and look at the issue from another angle...FYI: there's usually more then one.

1199 days ago


Don't forget people it is jack ass Godell holding up the NFL Season

1199 days ago


Harrison has just proven Goodall is the better man, Harrison is a thug!

1198 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

well, you know....when you are training football players, it is important to make them angry, starting in grade school. otherwise, you have a bitch/p.uzsy football player. his trainer must've done a great job.

1198 days ago


Ever met him? Do you KNOW how long the full interviews lasted or even when the interviews were originally conducted (in May, over five days). Might be a good idea to get your FOOTBALL news from a reliable source, and to keep personal comments about someone you know NOTHING about to yourself. GOLDEN RULE.

1193 days ago


Harrison is an idiot. The guy is the dirtiest player in the league and still cant follow any safety standards the NFL lays out. The hit on Colt McCoy was probably one of the cheapest shots of recent. His day will come when his left leg is dismembered and he bitches to the NFL about it.

961 days ago
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