ESPN’s Adam Schefter has a series of tweets that explain that James Harrison has spoken to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about controversial comments Harrison made about Roethlisberger in the upcoming issue of Men’s Journal.
Roethlisberger says that Harrison is claiming that “the writer twisted many of his comments,” and that he was not trying to criticize Roethlisberger.
Basically, that’s exactly what I expected Harrison to say – ‘Hey man, I got taken out of context.’ That’s probably not true, but it’s the defense of every interviewee who says something they wish they hadn’t.
Men’s Journal quoted Harrison as saying that Roethlisberger should “stop trying to act like Peyton Manning” and that Roethlisberger isn’t Manning, but merely gets a salary similar to Manning’s.
Roethlisberger, for his part, says he has no problem with Harrison and believes he is telling the truth about being taken out of context.