Where do we even begin with this one? For starters, James Harrison is an idiot — but we already knew that. This is the same guy who constantly cries about the NFL’s rules and even pretended he was going to retire rather than try to play without illegally hitting someone.
Maybe all that built up frustration is what caused the Steelers linebacker to call Roger Goodell “stupid”, a “dictator,” a “devil,” a “crook,” and a gay slur in a recent interview with Men’s Journal. Perhaps the rules are why he was so angry he called Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison “clowns” while bashing the Patriots for stealing signals. And maybe — just maybe — that is why he decided to call Brian Cushing “juiced out of his mind.”
The more likely scenario is that the guy is just a headcase. However, there is still such a thing as crossing the line. If the aforementioned trash talk doesn’t constitute crossing the line in your eyes, Harrison ripping on his own current teammates probably will. Despite having won a Super Bowl and appeared in another with the people he was bashing, Harrison did that as well.