Pittsburgh Steelers legend James Harrison announced yesterday that he would be returning for the 2016 season. This morning, the NFL subjected him to a “random” drug test.
Harrison has always been a bit of a thorn in the side for the league office. Mainly because he has never been afraid to call them out on their hypocrisy.
Back in 2011, Harrison had some strong words for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with Men’s Journal. Among other things, he called Goodell a crook and a devil. After getting fined $100,000 by the league that year Harrison claimed: “If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison told the magazine. “I hate him and will never respect him.”
That was not the first time that Deebo has aggressively called out the league office, either. Harrison also criticized the NFL for fining players that lay big hits, all while profiting off selling videos featuring bone crunching highlight reels.
It seems that the Commish has not forgotten.
This morning when Harrison reported to work he was told he had to take a pee test. Harrison shared the news with a hilarious and somewhat awkward video post on Instagram:
Who is the guy standing there making sure that Harrison is the one who is peeing into the cup? How does one become qualified for such a job? Did he go to school and earn a degree in urine-dispensation analysis? These are important questions to ask, perhaps to be answered another day.
As of right now, Harrison only trails Jason Gildon for the all-time Steelers franchise record in sacks.
In 171 career games, Harrson has tallied 76.5 sacks, 732 combined tackles, forced 31 fumbles, intercepted seven passes, and defended 24.
If Harrison has a strong outing in 2016 it will be time to start talking about Canton. What do you think? Will Harrison be in the Hall of Fame one day, or will he get shut out?