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James Harrison Dishes Out Insults To Roger Goodell, Clay Matthews, Rodney Harrison

Deadspin has more details from James Harrison's controversial interview with Men's Journal. As expected some of Harrison's points are well-taken, but phrased way too aggressively:

They take 10 plays out of 4,000 snaps and want to know my thought process on each. What I tried to explain to Goodell, but he was too stupid to understand, is that dudes crouch when you go to hit them. With Massaquoi, my target area was his waist and chest, but he lowered himself at the last possible second and I couldn't adjust to his adjustment.

And then some of them are just wildly ill-advised. The anti-gay slur that we heard about Thursday morning turns out to be Harrison calling Goodell "f**got Goodell," which is really offensive and just an extremely stupid thing to say, with or without the press around.

Elsewhere, Harrison calls Clay Matthews "all hype," calls Rodney Harrison "the dirtiest player ever," and says that Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau continued to encourage his players to hit players high even after the NFL started handing out fines for hits near the helmet.

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