James Harrison, who’s know for his bone-rattling hits, is still smarting from the financial smackdown he received from the NFL this season.
The Steelers linebacker took a sarcastic shot at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when he was asked Tuesday at Super Bowl XLV Media Day about his rough style of play, which has netted him $100,000 in fines this season.
"I don’t want to hurt nobody. I don’t want to step on nobody’s foot or hurt their toe," Harrison said, according to The Washington Post. "I don’t want to have no dirt or none of this rubber on this field fly into their eye and make their eye hurt. I just want to tackle them softly on the ground, and if you all can, we’ll lay a pillow down where I’m going to tackle them, so they don’t hit the ground too hard … Mr. Goodell."
It’ll be a safe bet that during the Super Bowl (FOX pregame at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, kickoff at 6:29 ET), Harrison, who had 10.5 sacks in the regular season, won’t be trying to send many Green Bay Packers gently to the ground.