Steelers linebacker James Harrison has decided that it might be better to stay quiet for a little while.
Less than an hour after an ESPN talent producer Jason Romano announced via Twitter that Harrison would join SportsCenter tonight (at the highly-watched time of 6:05 p.m ET), Romano said Harrison backed out.
“Looks like I spoke too soon. James Harrison just called me and backed out of the interview. Hope to reschedule soon,” Romano wrote.
(Hmm. Then it may not be a good idea to “Retweet” a comment from safety Chris Harris that called Harrison a “goon.”)
Perhaps someone from the Steelers got to Harrison to tell him that continuing to talk would only keep the story going. Maybe it was someone from Harrison’s inner circle that thought better of it.
Either way, letting this story quiet down is a rare show of public relations savvy by a player that remains delightfully un-PC.