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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."

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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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Regulator    

James Harrison is racist.

1114 days ago
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Jim Deen    

Classy.

1114 days ago
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Wishes    

Harrison is an animal - a dumb one at that! And furthermore, he's an evil racist!!

1114 days ago
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Smug Obammy     

Ewwww - Harrison is one UGLY mofo!!

1114 days ago
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Superman    

Thanks POS douchebag, this only aids the owners in the negotiations with the NFLPA! Why should these lowlifes get paid millions of dollars? They don't appreciate how fortunate they are! Nowhere else, besides the entertainment industry, will an employee get paid a million dollars right out of college or without a college degree!!! If they don't like the league rules or their pay, then go find another job somewhere else!!!

1114 days ago
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JB    

That guy is awesome! Racism is rampant in the nfl! The raiders even flaunt it by having black uniforms!

1114 days ago
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Stupidity2damnHigh    

Well damn that's rude of him.

1114 days ago
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Stupidity2damnHigh    

Then again, he is a Steeler....

1114 days ago
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Pete    

Classy but what do expect from somebody who plays for a team that has a RAPIST at QB???

Pittsburgh is the epitome of classless.

1114 days ago
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No comment    

The Pittsburg Steelers should be proud of their players. Art Rooney is rolling over and over and over in his grave. The NFL and the players are pricing the fans right out of attendane. I really think black players should create their own league, and they won't feel as though they are being kept down by the blue eyed devils.

1114 days ago
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John    

Call him what you want but he's got all of you beat in one area.

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sst0026@yahoo.com    

I am not agreeing with Harrison, but Goodell is the puppet for the owners....Goodell is ruining by wuzzying the sport in the process.

1114 days ago
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JB    

Goodell hates black people! He's related to George Bush!

1114 days ago
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phoenix    

We saw how far these kind of ctions got Charlie Sheen.

1114 days ago
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sean    

The NFL gives all the fines it collects to charity. After this rant, James is going to be quite the philanthropist.

1114 days ago
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