Ron Cook Has It Wrong: Harrison Did Not Apologize

James Harrison did not apologize for using a gay slur. He didn’t man up and say “It is a hurtful word and I shouldn’t have used it”

Instead he blamed it on slang.

“I also need to make clear that the comment about Roger Goodell was not intended to be derogatory against gay people in any way,” Harrison said. “It was careless use of a slang word, and I apologize to all who were offended by the remark. I am not a homophobic bigot, and I would never advocate intolerance of gay people.”

This from the guy who says fines he receives from hard hits are intended to be personal attacks on him and not enforcement of the rules. Whine, whine whine.

Today, Ron Cook does acknowledge the slur, but glosses over the nonapology and then wonders why Goodell and the League will be watching Harrison closely.

Cause he’s a liar.

And please stop with the poor rich guy getting fined thousands of dollars. Blah blah blah. I’d like to see James Harrison pony up $10,000 for anti-bullying efforts here in Pittsburgh.  Or walk into some of the toughest schools in town and have a frank discussion about why bullying other kids is not acceptable.

Do some good, guys. Man up. Don’t hide behind excuses. Don’t lie to kids who idolize you. Learn a lesson in humility from your bad behavior.

At what point will the Steeler Nation have enough of the bad behavior?


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