It looks like Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking this retirement charade a little further.
After meeting with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, the team announced that Harrison has been excused from meetings and practice. For a day.
It’s ridiculous that Harrison is taking it this far, but we completely understand Tomlin’s decision if Harrison was going to be a distraction and acting petulantly. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Harrison told the Steelers on Tuesday he wasn’t going to go to work Wednesday, but he did show up to meet with Tomlin.
This reminds us a lot of when Harrison didn’t want to go to the White House because Barack Obama wouldn’t have invited the Steelers if they lost the Super Bowl.
He eventually flip-flopped on that decision, just like he inevitably will here.