Harrison sorry for comments about NFL commish

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Latrobe, PA - Steelers linebacker James Harrison publicly apologized Friday for his inflammatory comments about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

"The interview that I did and the comments that I made about Roger Goodell were inappropriate, at the least," Harrison said after Friday's walk-through. "They were way out of line, and I was speaking out of anger and frustration at the time. Any comments that I made that offended anyone, I apologize."

In excerpts posted online earlier this month by Men's Journal magazine, Harrison criticized Goodell and the league for the way it hands out fines for hard hits.

The outspoken linebacker was docked $100,000 by the NFL last season, including $75,000 for hits on Browns receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi.

In the interview, Harrison called Goodell "a devil" and a "crook and a puppet," among other negative jabs.

Harrison even criticized teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall in the article, and said Friday he was on good terms with both.

"That's all behind us," Harrison added. "Those comments [toward teammates] were taken out of context with a long conversation. It's not anything I haven't talked to those guys about or my teammates about."


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