James Harrison drops serious coin on massages

Some people spend on cars. Others prefer fine dining at five-star restaurants. James Harrison? He enjoys massages. That’s right, massages. Now, we know what you’re thinking and no, not THOSE kinds of massages.

Get your minds out of the gutter, please.

During his first news conference as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year revealed he spends between $400K-$600K on what he calls “body work.” Basically, that’s a fancy word for massages. In fact, he loves them so much he brought an interesting nickname upon himself.

“I’ve always been what everybody’d like to call — excuse my English — is massage whore,” Harrison said to the Bengals team website. “I can’t think of nothing else. They done called me it so long I’m starting to believe it.”

However, there is a method to his massage proclivities.

“I rent a hyperbaric chamber when I’m in Arizona. I have massages and I bring people in from New York, Arizona to where I’m at. There’s that cost,” Harrison said.

“I get body work almost every single day except Saturday and Sunday. I have a homeopathic doctor and I do a lot of homeopathic things. It’s just a lot, supplements, so on and so forth.”

See? It’s homeopathic. Nothing strange going on here. Kudos to James for making sure his veteran body is in working order. If he keeps it up, his NFL career will have a happy ending.