James Harrison goes after NFL over PED investigation again, calls it ‘waste of time’
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to meet with NFL investigators for an interview as part of the Al-Jazeera probe on Thursday, but he’s not toning down his rhetoric before then.
Harrison, who has been a vocal critic of the NFL’s investigation into the allegations, didn’t back down on Wednesday, calling the interview a “waste of time,” according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
“They are going to clear my name and give me the same sendoff they gave [retired quarterback] Peyton Manning,” Harrison said. “I’m going to be cleared. They are going to give me the same thing, flash, across the bulletin board, NFL, Instagram, Twitter, all that — ‘James Harrison cleared.’
“I’m not anxious, man. It’s a stupid thing I gotta do to continue doing what it is I want to do and trying to get to where we want to be, and that’s holding a Lombardi [trophy]. Me sitting out or having to sit out a season is not it.”
Harrison called commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” recently, so it’s fair to say he thinks the sideshow is ridiculous. You can bet he’ll have more to say after Thursday’s interview.