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Lawrence Timmons: “There’s a lot of animosity towards Goodell”

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Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons says it’s understandable that his teammate, James Harrison, isn’t happy with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. According to Timmons, the way the league office hands down fines has a lot of players angry, not just Harrison.

“A lot of guys feel a certain way about the fines,” Timmons said on TSN Radio in Toronto, via Sports Radio Interviews. “The fines, they were ill-advised and came out of nowhere and it wasn’t fair. This is quite a bit of chunk of change -— you’re talking about 20 to 75 grand taken out of your checks. A lot of guys may have kids, three or four mortgages. That hurts. So yeah, I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of animosity towards Goodell.”

Most fans aren’t going to have a lot of sympathy for NFL players that can’t pay their “three or four mortgages” because the league office fined them, but Timmons is surely right that there’s a lot of animosity toward Goodell. Lots of NFL players view Goodell’s NFL as too focused on disciplining them for what they do wrong and not focused enough on celebrating what they do right.

Regarding the other subjects of Harrison’s wrath, teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, Timmons doesn’t believe Harrison meant anything by his comments.

“He loves the Steelers,” Timmons said of Harrison. “I’m pretty sure he loves Rashard and Ben.”

But Harrison doesn’t love Goodell. And Timmons made clear that Harrison isn’t alone.

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82 Responses to “Lawrence Timmons: “There’s a lot of animosity towards Goodell””
  1. vbe2 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:41 PM

    the fines were “ill-advised”? lol

    Another moron that shoudl keep his f’n mouth shut. The Steelers are becoming quite the embarrassment to the entire NFL community.

  2. db3300 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    Like in any job, they always have the ability to quit and find a nice corporate job that will treat them better.

  3. yajas says: Jul 14, 2011 6:46 PM

    If the players don’t like the way fines are handed down, then they should negotiate that in the next CBA.

    Or maybe they should just quit spearing defenseless players and then whining when the commissioner fines them for the sake of player safety and preventing future lawsuits.

  4. dclogicatlast says: Jul 14, 2011 6:47 PM

    NFL players’ opinion on football rules >>>>>>>>>> Goodell’s opinion on football rules

  5. SpartaChris says: Jul 14, 2011 6:47 PM

    This is quite a bit of chunk of change -— you’re talking about 20 to 75 grand taken out of your checks. A lot of guys may have kids, three or four mortgages. That hurts. So yeah, I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of animosity towards Goodell.”

    Three or four mortgages? And people wonder why the players wind up broke when they retire..

    Simple solution, Mr. Timmons: Don’t break the rules and you won’t get fined. Maybe then you can afford your “Three or four” mortgage payments.

  6. pistol0928 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    FL STATE!!!

  7. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    Hahaha… “3 or 4 mortgages”?! Just because you can *temporarily* afford it doesn’t mean you should ever spend it.

    But now I know why the players want more of the pie… ugh. (Shakes head in amazement)

  8. drdonkey25 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    I wish i could publicy bad mouth my boss and face no back lash.

  9. jeffa43 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    I think most of us would like to piss on Goodell….

  10. kingjoe1 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    If we never hear from another Steelers player, it will be too soon.

  11. rayvens says: Jul 14, 2011 6:50 PM

    If the Steelers keep this up they will be on TOP!…Top of the bottom, when will they learn to shut it!

  12. kidder95 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:50 PM

    Three or four mortgages. Ghesh, I wish I had that problem. Sell the houses and the fines won’t matter. Sleep with your wife only, and the fines won’t matter.

    Grow up.

  13. bengalanthony13 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:50 PM

    Notice how most of the fines for illegal hits go to Steelers? It’s not hard to put 2 and 2 together here–unless you’re currently a member of the Steelers Defense and/or a Steeler fan.

  14. t16rich says: Jul 14, 2011 6:52 PM

    You should feel the animosity from the fans towards players Lawrence.

  15. akismet-6c741005d0a7c7a14ea80865d3b389e9 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:53 PM

    I don’t care how much money you make or how many mortgages you have, when a split second decision costs you $75,000 it’s gonna tick you off. Regardless, you still need to keep it classy.

  16. teal379 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:53 PM

    Well – this reminds me of the NBA player who said “Yeah we get paid a lot of money but we also spend a lot of money…”

    3 or 4 mortgages? DAmn man, I’m crying here for you. Gonna start putting on benefits and raise some cash for you distressed NFL players… I mean not only did you get your education for free but now the indignity of a fine which means you can’t “make it rain” every other Friday.

    Here’s a news flash – you may not like Goodell but there’s A LOT and GROWING animosity from fans to players and you aren’t helping any…..

  17. schemefactory says: Jul 14, 2011 6:53 PM

    do the world a favor, steelers, and just merge with the eagles again, so the rest of us don’t have to hear from two sets of priggs.

  18. minormillikin says: Jul 14, 2011 6:54 PM

    “This is quite a bit of chunk of change -— you’re talking about 20 to 75 grand taken out of your checks. A lot of guys may have kids, three or four mortgages.”

    What? F you, F-Head.

    Maybe if you only had kids with one woman, you wouldn’t need to support multiple households.

  19. nfl25 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:55 PM

    i hate you dad!

  20. Kave Krew says: Jul 14, 2011 6:55 PM

    Another feel good Steeler story…….wonder how Steeler fan will defend these ‘classsy’ clowns…..maybe they are too exhausted from the Hines Ward episode last week and will skip this one and just wait for next week’s story…….

  21. recoveryboys says: Jul 14, 2011 6:55 PM

    James is saying what alot of nfl defenders are thinking about goddell,and has the sand to put it out there.
    His teammates will have his back this season,including Ben and Mendy.

  22. goldeelox says: Jul 14, 2011 6:56 PM

    Nice pic of Timmons twisting facemask.

    ‘Breakin necks and cashin most of my checks.’

  23. rpiotr01 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:58 PM

    Meanwhile Goodell, who is hated by all these players, has been busting his butt and twisting owner arms the past month and a half to make sure that all these ingrates get their fat checks paid on time in September… all so that they don’t miss any payments on their “3 or 4 mortgages.”

    Ungrateful children.

  24. nfl25 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:59 PM

    the same guys complaining about the rules are the same guys who, after their carrers are over, will sue the nfl for not doing enough to protect them. or they will ask them to pay for a lifetime of benefits. i dont like the new rules but i get why they are doing them

  25. bobwhitequail says: Jul 14, 2011 6:59 PM

    Lawrence Timmons says,

    ” I mean come on man, look at Cromartie. He’s got like 5 mortgages and a bunch of kids in like 12 states, things are hard man. It’s just not fair.”

    j/k couldn’t resist

  26. cornellsteelers says: Jul 14, 2011 7:00 PM

    PFT knows exactly which team to talk about if they want page hits…

  27. p4hbiz says: Jul 14, 2011 7:00 PM

    The worst commissioner Ever!

  28. drboogerlips says: Jul 14, 2011 7:01 PM

    I hated my 5th grade teacher because she was so strict. Later I realized how good her tough love was for me and the rest of the class.

    Sounds like Harrison and Timmons are still in 5th grade.

  29. vetdana says: Jul 14, 2011 7:03 PM

    Three or four mortgages?
    You can only sit in ONE room at a time !
    Greed !…BLINDS, Knows no boundaries, and
    Devours everything in its path ! If these people had a Billion dollars a year , they still wouldnt be satisfied !!

  30. wvugrad00 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:03 PM

    Oh I should feel bad for anyone, not just an NFL player, if they can’t pay for their third or fourth mortgage? Wrong argument sir, wrong argument.

    I say quadrupedal the fine, then maybe the players who can’t afford their 8th or 9th mortgage will also feel the pinch.

  31. kalispellmt says: Jul 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    I will never forgive Goodell for moving MNF to a cable channel, more money in their already lined pockets.

  32. texansmike says: Jul 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    How did any of these overpaid idiots ever get through college?

  33. fancyleague says: Jul 14, 2011 7:06 PM

    The Steelers are the only ones standing up for football. The rules are completely freaking arbitrary.

    I don’t exactly share Harrison’s opinion of Goodell though. If he were on fire I would definitely pee on him. I just wouldn’t hit any of the burning parts.

  34. karlsummers says: Jul 14, 2011 7:13 PM

    Players also give a good portion of their paychecks to charities. When the NFL arbitrarily takes money out for no good reason they tend to give less to said charities.

  35. bleedgreen says: Jul 14, 2011 7:14 PM

    Yeah, as soon as he said ‘three or four mortgages’ that turned me off. Why do you need three or four mortgages? I can see 2. One where you live, and one in the city you play in.

  36. hobartbaker says: Jul 14, 2011 7:16 PM

    There is a lot of animosity towards the unruly inmates over at the Steeler facility, (Not) L.T.

    A lot more than is felt towards the Commissioner over all.

  37. nineroutsider says: Jul 14, 2011 7:17 PM

    I agree with Timmons completely. Goodell is trying to turn the NFL into the National Flagbelt League and all of you tools support this vagification of football??

    The players are the ones who play the game and considering the league does little for retired players anyway, why not let the players have more input in how the game is played and how players are punished when breaking the rules. If they want to play rough, let’s do it.

    They might as well put a minefield around the QB and you cherries would support that too. Disgusting, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves…

  38. 706vet says: Jul 14, 2011 7:20 PM

    Here we go Morons, here we go….Here we go morons, here we go…

    The Steelers are becoming the laughingstock of the league.

  39. tommyf15 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:23 PM

    The problem is that Goodell plays the role of a complete dictator when it comes to fines and suspensions.

    The players, owners, fans, and Goodell himself would be best served hiring an objective group of three or five people to investigate and discipline high hits, off field misconduct, etc.

    As far as Timmons’ mortgages go, property has always been an excellent long term investment. It’s better to hear that players have multiple mortgage payments as opposed to multiple car payments.

  40. jaggedmark says: Jul 14, 2011 7:24 PM

    “A lot of guys feel a certain way about the fines,” Timmons said
    yeah, well some people feel a certain why about players leading with helmets into other helmets.

  41. bradjames33160 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:24 PM

    I realize that some of these players haven’t matured yet, but it bears mentioning that part of being a professional is treating your boss with respect.

    You can hate your boss but it is inappropriate to lambaste him in the media and denounce his ideas.

    If working with Goodell is so terrible, perhaps Timmons could find another line of work.

    I hear the Jack in the Box in St. George, Utah needs someone to retrieve the key from the bathroom when customers forget to bring it back to the order area.

  42. jaggedmark says: Jul 14, 2011 7:25 PM

    “A lot of guys feel a certain way about the fines,” Timmons said
    yeah, well some people feel a certain why about players leading with helmets into other helmets.

  43. lonedutchman says: Jul 14, 2011 7:31 PM

    As a Steeler fan for over 30 yrs I am very disappointed again this off season. The turnovers in the superbowl were aweful. The players comments and actions are heartbreaking.

  44. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Jul 14, 2011 7:40 PM

    If Adolf “Puppet” Goodell had his way the NFL would be touch football with all players in skirts…..

  45. jliskiew says: Jul 14, 2011 7:41 PM

    And when Lawrence and Co. are vegetables in 20 years they will wonder aloud why the NFL didn’t do more to protect them…

  46. bobwhitequail says: Jul 14, 2011 7:45 PM

    I do hope that the NFL allows some slack for “accidental” hits and true dirty hits. The defender, ball, ball carrier, and blockers are all moving. There will be some hits where the defender was trying to make a clean hit and it will look dirty because no one can anticipate every move, especially at full speed.

    I hope guys who are playing hard and get the rare “dirty” looking hit don’t get punished too bad. That is in contrast to guys like Harrison whose whole game seems to be based around hard and often dirty hits. You can’t make those kind of hits and whine about it being unfair. The other players who have a rep for playing hard but clean shouldn’t get the same treatment as Harrison IMO.

  47. tonymission says: Jul 14, 2011 7:47 PM

    Yeah I used to hate my grade school principal too for all the detentions he gave me…

    Then I grew up, ran into him at a bar and realized he was a pretty cool guy and I was just being an unreasonable punk all those years.

    The same dudes who hate Goodell are the same dudes who hate cops. If you’re breaking the law, you hate those who enforce it.

    You can take the man out the hood but can’t take the hood out the man.

  48. blueprint1914 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:50 PM

    in this economy, its hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of athletes and extravagant spending, but consider that it possible for an athlete to have multiple mortgages if they are supporting other family members unable to afford a decent quality of life on their own…. maybe they bought a home for a grandmother or impoverished parents, or for a downtrodden relative… let’s not be so quick to judge. so much hate for these players… as soon as a labor deal is struck, and everything gets back to normal, those same criticis will be supporting those same “spolied” players to go out on Sundays and risk injury, whether immediate or long-term, for our enjoyment…. so someone like austin collie, or muhhamad massaquoi should feel bad for holding out for more money for the entertainment of fans? when players don’t go all out due to fear of injury, we criticize; when they risk traumatic brain injury we want to put a price on it, all for OUR entertainment. if a player thinks puts a price on risking their physical well being, so be it. I hope players suck the owners for as much of the pie as possible. they risk money, which can be replaced, not health which cannot once deteriorated. the NFL will grind on regardless of who’s playing. its doesn’t care about the players, it cares about the product players put on the field. those watching at home should be grateful for the entertainment, fantasy, jerseys and all those things that excite us. to paraphrase nicholson “…i would rather you say thank you and be on your way…” looking back, would we begrudge john mackey for getting all his talents/skills could bear, given quality of life in his waning years? i tip my hat to guys like collie, massaquoi, and even james harrison, because they risk it every Sunday to entertain me. there are less “pacman” jones’s (even though i despise his decision making away from the field), and several more nnamdi asomughas to be celebrated. stop the vile hatred of players, or just stop watching professional sports! as fans, we all contribute to the very elements some despise with our support (i.e: directv, fantasy, merchandise, season tix, etc.). Stop wathing & stop whining… find something more productive to attend to, if you’re angry, frustrated, or envious you don’t have a multi-million dollar opportunity. give it some thought

  49. askrenes says: Jul 14, 2011 7:52 PM

    Shouldn’t the players that have issues with the fines be lobbying the NFLPA* to negotiate them away?

  50. bullcharger says: Jul 14, 2011 8:09 PM

    Tomlin tried the same arguments about kids. The best way to look at it is by percentage of income. The totall $125,000 in fines last year for Harrison were less than 4% of his total income for the year and when looking at his net worth the fines are miniscule. They are like pocket change.

    The three or four mortgages aren’t the problem of the league or the fans… Every person in this world has to manage their expenses vs their income. If a person mangages it badly they will not be able to make payments.

    In one year in 2009 Harrison made more than most fans could make in 100 years with a good salary. If he can’t take care of his kids he is a complete moron.

  51. holeinone09 says: Jul 14, 2011 8:09 PM

    To All of My Beloved Steeler Players, that I support through buying DirecTV NFL Ticket, merch, attending Steeler games, etc:

    Please, PLEASE, just SHUT UP. Shut your mouth about all of this stuff. You got it? Many of us are TIRED OF HEARING IT FROM YOU. We don’t care that you hate Godell or your other teammates, or how many mortgages you have, or anything other than what YOU did to help win the game, how did YOU play, etc. Spend your time getting ready for the season and starting off the with Ravens.

    Shut up. Once again, PLEASE SHUT UP. Thank you.


    DIEHARD Steeler Fan

  52. Deb says: Jul 14, 2011 8:16 PM

    @SpartaChris …

    Well … no it’s not as simple as “follow the rules and you won’t be fined.” Film showed players were fined last year for legal hits. You couldn’t make heads nor tails out of what the league was doing–Goodell made a jolly mess of the whole thing. But if James was trying to take a principled stand, he destroyed his credibility with the photograph that ran with the story … not to mention throwing everyone he could find under the bus.

  53. bullcharger says: Jul 14, 2011 8:22 PM


    That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

    This is a free market. Everyone should try to get as much salary as they can get. I admit that.

    That said, I don’t think I should be feeling bad for multi millionares that can’t pay their mortgages. That’s just dumb.

    Most people don’t have the option to pay for their family’s homes. I won’t feel bad about it.

    Also… for 1 million dollars a year, I don’t think you’d have a hard time finding people to take health risks for that cash. Not a bad risk when someone might make more than 10, 20 or more years of income in one year.

    it’s a no brainer for the players. They have abilities that make them have earning potential far beyond the average person. They take advanage of that and that is the American way. But they should never expect fans to feel bad for them ever.

  54. sdiegosteel says: Jul 14, 2011 8:28 PM

    Did any of you consider that pro football players pay for the houses of their parents? Their grandparents?

    How many rookies do you hear talking about how they are going to make sure that their mom, dad, grandmother, etc will never have to work again right after they are drafted?

    Just because we don’t have the money to buy houses for our loved ones doesn’t mean those who can don’t.

    The hatred for the players (which is thinly veiled hatred of something else) comes out from some of you all the time . . .

  55. jeffa43 says: Jul 14, 2011 8:32 PM

    The Greats have always said…. When you are hated the most… it clearly means you are the best…. Let the social media booos rain down…

    Here we go Steelers, Here WE GO !!!!

    We know our team will in the hunt… how about your team?

  56. mlcook30 says: Jul 14, 2011 8:33 PM

    3 or 4 mortgages Really you idiot? Sell a house or two and shut up?

  57. vincespowersweep says: Jul 14, 2011 8:38 PM

    fancyleague says: Jul 14, 2011 7:06 PM

    The Steelers are the only ones standing up for football. The rules are completely freaking arbitrary.

    The rules may be arbitrary, but they are still the rules. If you break the rules, you get penalized. Period. Maybe Steeler fans should quit pissing and moaning about the rules and find some players who understand the concept of rules and the consequences of breaking them. I agree that some of the current rules might go a little too far in protecting the players, but that doesn’t make it OK to break them. Get the rules changed, but until then, quit whining when your guys get fined when they spear another player.

  58. 52crabcakes says: Jul 14, 2011 8:47 PM

    Love it, keep talking steelers! GO RAVENS!

  59. godofwine330 says: Jul 14, 2011 8:53 PM

    I have long thought that the way the NFL fines players (those $50-75K fines) is far too harsh. They aren’t based on how much the player makes, so $75K could be a quarter of what a guy makes in a year after taxes. That is huge, considering that $75K to a guy making $3-8 million/year is much less of a percentage.

    Now I know, this is a hard sell to your average fan, many of whom are jealous and feel that these “millionaire athletes” shouldn’t complain since they make so much more that Mr. & Mrs. John Q. Public, but I feel otherwise, and so should you.

    Let’s face facts, the NFL is built kind of like society is. There are a handful, let’s say 10% of 1800 NFL players are higher tier, let’s say the top 100 and the 50-80 guys that could have made the top 100. There is another 20-40% that are just above average, on that lower rung – decent players. After that, 50-70% are under that on that bottom tier, and those players are hit hardest with this kind of fines. Bottom line, there are more players that can’t afford to take that kind of hit than the ones that can and something needs to be done about that.

    They can incrementally jump the fines from $5K to $7500 to $10000, but not first time a player gets a fine for a split second decision or failure to make a split second decision. It is wrong. Think about if the fine for DUI was $10000. The department head got one, your manager got one, and you got one. To your department head $10K is nothing. Your manager will suffer, but he will manage, but you…are in major trouble. Your mortgage may not get paid, maybe the car note, the light bill. There are more people like you at your place of business than managers or department heads, but they start the fine like you are all making department head money and that is wrong.

  60. melonnhead says: Jul 14, 2011 8:58 PM

    NFL players’ opinion on football rules >>>>>>>>>> Goodell’s opinion on football rules


    So you basically advocate putting the inmates in charge of the asylum?

  61. dladd79 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:00 PM

    Not all of these fines and rule changes go well with the players. Who cares how they spend their money or how much money they make. When your said to get a certain amount and that amount changes your not going to be happy with the person responsible.

    Messing with my money and your messing with my emotions.


  62. mostepicgnar says: Jul 14, 2011 9:00 PM

    The more I hear these players speak during the lockout, the less I respect them.

  63. pappysarcasm says: Jul 14, 2011 9:10 PM

    The Rooney’s must be going apechit about all this by now. Methinks it’s possible they will cut one or more of these pinheads outright!!

  64. sakatak says: Jul 14, 2011 9:13 PM

    I understand the frustration with the players actions, as fans we want our teams to win and sometimes are willing to overlook some of the problems the players on our favorite team have. The teams that are not willing to deal with players that continually act out have to look at themselves, great leadership coming from the owner, G.M. down can make a huge difference.
    I understand I will get some thumbs down from people who want to watch a blood bath every week, but I would rather watch a good hard fought game without any cheap shots any day. When a player gets laid out by an illegal helmet to helmet hit, and the player who made the hit celebrates over the laid out player, the fine should double. I agree with Goodell on trying to eliminate the head shots. The game of football is constantly changing and therefore the rules need to be tweeked from time to time.

  65. godofwine330 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:14 PM

    Much of this was brought out by James Harrison’s inflammatory comments toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL fines have grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, some of which are ridiculous and should have been repealed, but since the NFL is judge, jury, and fine levier, they weren’t. Last year, Dunta Robinson’s hit on DeSean Jackson was a clean hit. It was vicious, so the NFL levied a huge fine ($50K), then it looked at the film, realized it was a clean hit, not helmet to helmet, and they reduced it by half, still not willing to say they screwed up and there shouldn’t have been a fine because the play was vicious, but not illegal. And because it was so violent, then he must be fined, though he did not thing wrong.

  66. nagihcimwolves50 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:25 PM

    You should have to indicate how much experience you have playing football on this site in order to post. Anybody who played football and watched the hits on Massaqoui of the Browns and Brees of the Saints knows they were clean plays. His hit on massaqoui was a forearm to the helmet when he went low to catch a ball, ie wasn’t launching himself with the crown of his helmet at the other guys head…just one of those hits in football that happen. The hit on Brees was a bump with the facemask (not the crown of the helmet) with his arm coming down on the strip. Goodell is playing favorites to the QB’s and I also that Harrison’s comments were hilarious about Goodell and somewhat honest about Roethlisberger, Mendenhall fumbled 3 times during the entire season +playoffs so that one was a little odd. I am a Steeler fan so I know that influences my feelings but o well

  67. indyeagle says: Jul 14, 2011 9:27 PM

    Karlsummers says:

    “Players also give a good portion of their paychecks to charities. When the NFL arbitrarily takes money out for no good reason they tend to give less to said charities.”

    I see what you are saying, but I wanted to point out that the NFL donates 100% of all fines to different charities, so your point holds no water.

    I’m not anti-Steelers and I happen to not like the a lot of the new rules, even though I understand why they are in place. However, Goodell does an excellent job and it blows my mind that the players reasoning for not liking him is the fact that he is trying to protect their best interests physically. It’s mind boggling, really.

  68. jwbelt says: Jul 14, 2011 9:31 PM

    I don’t doubt they’re angry at the commissioner, but I think he’s doing the right thing. And I have no sympathy for guys with 3 or 4 mortgages – that argument is weak on its face. I’ve been a Bengals fan since Kenny Anderson torched the Steelers in the 70’s, so I really can’t expect to be impartial. But anyone who’s violating a policy clearly stated (the intention of which is to preserve these millionaires’ health) gets no sympathy – and not because they’re Steelers.

    Harrison is an idiot and an embarrassment – I like Timmons, but I’ll have to say he’s foolishly wrong on this one. And I don’t care if the Commish played football – not part of his job description. DeMaurice Smith didn’t play, either, and he’s representing the players.

    Idiots like Harrison ought to be better schooled, better behaved and better employed. Hopefully by some franchise other than one as honorable as the Steelers (I wish mine was as well and honorably managed).

  69. trickybastard says: Jul 14, 2011 9:41 PM

    3 or 4 mortgages…these entitled dumb asses obviously never took advantage of their scholarships

  70. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 14, 2011 11:09 PM

    Of course who doesn’t have animosity towards a ginger?

  71. fdlor says: Jul 14, 2011 11:10 PM

    Actually, it’s quite simple for them to have three mortgages. One for mom and dad. One for their house in their hometown and one for their house in the city they play in.
    Not all that uncommon.

  72. hawkeye6 says: Jul 15, 2011 12:30 AM

    I don’t understand the players sometimes. Did Timmons actually believe no one would make a big deal out of his statement? It’s silly.

    Like when Patrick Ewing stated “They want us to go back to a horse and buggy.”

  73. nagihcimwolves50 says: Jul 15, 2011 12:44 AM


    What Bengals team ever torched the Steelers?

    Possibly one that didn’t win a championship but what does that count for. The players aren’t complaining about the safety rules just that there is no actual definition of what is clean/safe vs. illegal because of the crappy job the NFL has done about handing out fines. O and the NFL is full of hypocrits for not making players wear mouthpieces to prevent concussions.

  74. dumbaseinstien says: Jul 15, 2011 3:39 AM

    vbe2 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 6:41 PM
    the fines were “ill-advised”? lol

    Another moron that shoudl keep his f’n mouth shut. The Steelers are becoming quite the embarrassment to the entire NFL community.

    @ vbe2 ~~~ You should follow your own advise as you resemble your own critism.

  75. dumbaseinstien says: Jul 15, 2011 3:55 AM

    An awful lot of Steeler Bashing going on. I guess it’s just pent-up frustration from all those years the Steelers KICKED YOUR TEAMS Arse!!! I guess you “bashers” feel about the Steelers the way James feels about Goodell…knowing your not going to win & there’s nothing you can do but take your medicine & go find a blog to climb into as a buffer between you & your teams most recent misserable season!!!

    Go Steelers, Go Harrison!!!

  76. dd393 says: Jul 15, 2011 7:25 AM

    Does the Steelers’ linebackers coach have his linebackers run into walls headfirst as part of their workouts?

  77. tundey says: Jul 15, 2011 7:51 AM

    No matter how you feel about NFL players, the fact is Goodell does not have the respect of the players. Contrast that with how NBA players feel towards David Stern. They may not invite him to dinner but you bet none of them will disrespect him like these NFL players routinely disrespect Goodell.

    Even NFL teams don’t respect Goodell as much as NBA team respect/fear Stern. Take this lockout. The fine for teams talking to players is $1million. Do you think NBA teams will be sneaking players playbooks? Meanwhile the NFL lockout is just a farce…

  78. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 15, 2011 8:45 AM

    “There’s a lot of animosity towards Goodell”

    yes yes we know.

    Is the lockout over yet?

  79. jabberwock3 says: Jul 15, 2011 8:57 AM

    Why does much of that comment sound like Latrelle Sprewell, with his “You’re taking food from my babies,” or whatever the hell it was? A lot of guys have kids and three or four mortgages? Try selling 2 or 3 houses! And how is any of that possible justification for not assessing fines for judged offenses? Harrison doesn’t play either game, football or life, without doing hurtful thingd to people.

  80. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 15, 2011 9:44 AM

    karlsummers says: Jul 14, 2011 7:13 PM

    Players also give a good portion of their paychecks to charities. When the NFL arbitrarily takes money out for no good reason they tend to give less to said charities.


    The fine monies go to charity, Einstein.

  81. mackie66 says: Jul 15, 2011 1:47 PM

    I think the idea of fines for hitting in a game of football is absolutly silly. Hitting from behind, yes, thats clipping and has been for yrs, but hitting someone on the head by someone wearing a helmit most if the time, can t be helped. MOST of you folks have never played the game. If you lead with your shoulder, guess what, the head follows cause its attached between both shoulders. If the tacklers helmit then collides with the helmit of the person being tackled, then its a fine. ITS FOOTBALL, not tiddley winks. A tackler uses his head/helmit as a battering ram is where the problems arise with concussions, etc. Folks, its a very fine line and I think the fines are excessive and I wonder if there legal. I would be pissed also.

  82. axespray says: Jul 15, 2011 10:41 PM

    dumbaseinstien says:Jul 15, 2011 3:55 AM
    “An awful lot of Steeler Bashing going on. I guess it’s just pent-up frustration from all those years the Steelers KICKED YOUR TEAMS Arse!!! I guess you “bashers” feel about the Steelers the way James feels about Goodell…knowing your not going to win & there’s nothing you can do but take your medicine & go find a blog to climb into as a buffer between you & your teams most recent misserable season!!!
    Go Steelers, Go Harrison!!!”

    umm…just saw my team win their 13th championship, hold All Pro Idiot James Harrison to 1 tackle, embarass the slowest safety in the league for a couple TDs, etc.

    But by all means, keep proving how ignorant the idiots in pittsburgh really are.

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