Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

James Harrison regrets insulting Roger Goodell with anti-gay slur

James Harrison apologizes over remarks

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison says he should have used “better vocabulary” when expressing his anger toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a Men's Journal magazine article released earlier this month.

The four-time Pro Bowl player used an anti-gay slur to describe Goodell and says he knows he attacked Goodell on a personal level with his “careless words.”

There has been no decision from the league on whether to discipline Harrison for his comments.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Rashard Mendenhall, whom Harrison also criticized in the article, say they've cleared the air with him and expect no issues going forward.

MORE:

Eagles' DeSean Jackson absent from start of camp

Patriots trade for Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco

Michael Vick says Vince Young will do well in Philadelphia

-- Houston Mitchell

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: James Harrison. Credit: Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press.

 

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: