Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, the franchise’s all-time sack leader, was released by the franchise earlier this week.
After clearing waivers, Harrison made the decision to join the rival New England Patriots, leaving Steelers fans angry and burning their Harrison jerseys as a way to cope with their disappointment.
Since his departure, Steelers players have been sharing their stories about Harrison, seemingly attempting to pain him in a bad light.
From TJ Watt saying Harrison would not serve as a mentor to Bud Dupree claiming Harrison never visited injured linebacker Ryan Shazier in the hospital, the veteran pass rusher was being painted as enemy No. 1 in the Steel City.
Well, now Harrison is addressing it all.
In a lengthy statement on social media, Harrison explained his perceived deception and lip service from the Steelers which he feels left him wasting away what could be one of the final years of his long and storied career.
“This will be my only comment,” he wrote.
Flip through the pages in the post below to read Harrison’s full statement:
We can only hope the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots eventually meet in the AFC Championship.