Rodney Harrison calls Brett Favre “classless” and “immature”

In response to Brett Favre’s backhanded slap at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, which the folks at 790 The Zone in Atlanta clumsily tried to minimize, Atlanta resident Rodney Harrison of NBC’s Football Night in America has loaded up the cannons and aimed them at Brett.

Harrison, appearing on the latest edition of NBC SportsTalk on VERSUS, called Favre “classless” and “immature.”

We’ll defer to Rodney for the balance of his remarks.  It’s well worth the two minutes of your time.

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103 responses to “Rodney Harrison calls Brett Favre “classless” and “immature”

  1. The history info may be accurate but from a Favre hater, the whole reaction to the quote is way overblown.

    Turn out the lights on the Favre watch. Non-story.

  2. Well said. I think Brett is a little salty b/c it took him longer to get his first one and and and….. Rodgers will surely get another one if he continues to play lights out & the owners keep the core skill players in place. All Brett had to do was say, “I’m not ready to retire yet…” etc. The uncertainty went on in that organization far too long.

  3. Favre just needs to stay out of the spotlight for about 5 years. Only to get his jersey retired then go back in the shadows. He did his job and it’s kinda sad the way he is tampering with his legacy.

  4. Let’s not forget Favre was a pill-popping, alcoholic who cheated on his wife, and needed the league to threaten a year suspension to get him into rehab. Great QB, terrible person.

  5. yes but not peeing on a man who is on fire is ok?

    really, can we tee one up a little easier

  6. if people did not know by now that Favre is classless there head has been up there Arses.

  7. Well Brett – I guess this is the ultimate low point. Being called classless by Harrison.

    I thought that Sterger’s allegations were rock bottom, but this – wow. I mean, this is the guy who pounded PED’s, but still couldn’t even stop Tyree…

  8. Conisdering what the Packers executive committee and Ari Fleischer did to Brett Favre’s reputation, he has the right to be bitter. Read Cliff Christl’s article.

  9. whats with all these ex pats turning to the darkside (media) and feeling the need to take personal shots at current players? it isnt their place. with that being said, i totally agree with him. favre is a great competitor. immature as can be

  10. All 37 household pets watching NBC Sports Talk on Versus were as outraged as Rodney. Several non English speaking domestics watching thought Harrison looked funny but important. NO ONE ELSE WAS AWARE. Or cared in the least.

  11. So why does clicking that link take me to a piece on the Wisconsin Badgers?

    Oh, you sneaky cheeseheads.

  12. Does this guy ever shut up? I agree with him but, I’d just prefer to hear it from someone else. Rodney Harrison is a dbag

  13. Right on Rodney. Imagine how many SB’s the Pack would have won had Rodgers and not the single most overrated player in NFL history Brett Favray been playing QB all those years.
    Aaron Rodgers is a better player than Favre ever was.
    Go away Brett and take photogenic L’il Brett with you.

  14. Iss not esactly like the Packers treated Brett Favre with a ton of respect either. He has a right to be bitter. But still, he whouldnt take it out on Rodgers. He should stick to what he knows like photography, adultery, beer, text messaging, and no- look passes across his body into triple coverage.

  15. If Aaron Rodgers was as big of a d*ck as Brett, he could say, “I was surprised he only won one SB, considering how he played for twenty years”. Or he could have said, “The Packers might have won a few more SB’s if they hadn’t had a QB so prone to throwing game-losing INTs in the playoffs”. All of which would be true enough.

  16. As an Atlanta resident and regular listener to 790 the Zone and someone who has listened to the entire Brett Favre interview from beginning to end a few times, oh and as an avide sports fan with, yes, a higher education… and by that I mean 8 yrs beyond HS and a doctorite. I can say that this is being blown way out of proportion. Was Brett completely complimentory, of course not but neither was Joe Montana, or Jerry Rice for that matter, when Steve Young took his job and neither was Johnny U when he lost his job, Joe Namath is still bitching!! get over it boys, it’s a non-story…

  17. As much as I used to like Favre, I got turned off what a diva and a classless egomaniac he really was.

    Go away, Brett. You have become annoying and totally irrelevant!

  18. tireman3749 says: Oct 5, 2011 7:45 PM

    I guess Brett won’t acknowledge Young Rodgers until he learns how to text photos of his crank to hot chicks
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    You mean hot guys, right?

    The guy is queer, stop pretending.

    Brett likes women and Erin likes guys, deal with it.

  19. Brett Favre was a great QB.

    And that’s about it…

    I think we can all say that Favre’s BS every offseason and last year with the weenie texting told us what he’s all about.

    And it’s time we stop feeding into it…

  20. He forgot ‘clueless’ ……

    Most Packer fans were well aware of what the real BF was like long ago (late 90s) ….. Only the ‘BF Apologists’ still defend this clown ….. Now the rest of the NFL world can also see what PackFans put up with for 16 years …. It wasn’t all TD passes & passing yards ….. BF was never a Packer-Person & never will be ……

  21. As I recall Brett Favre retired from football in March, 2008. Can’t see how the Packers disrepected him when his decision to unretire five months later was met with “we’ve moved on, Aaron is our quarterback”.

  22. This coming from a PROVEN cheater. Took HGH and got caught. He has no place to say a damn word about anyone else being classless. His old head coach was one of the most classless/despicable people in all of sports. ( also a proven cheater I might add).

    Rodney why dont you look in the mirror before you open your mouth.

  23. rodgers may have been shunned by favre but he got to witness firsthand how a hall of fame qb prepares for a game, his toughness, and even if they werent best friends he still got to sit and acclimate himself over a few years to the speed of the pro game. and look how hes turned out. not too shabby. rodney is a rube and has no room to speak on the classlessness of anybody. he needs to STFU and keep doing his mediocre at best commentary. Favre is gone, its the rodgers era now. let bygones be bygones and go win another one rodgers. I will be rooting for u to 2peat.

  24. Farve is the ultimate ‘it’s all about me’ guy. GB begged him to go away. I’m retiring, I’m not retiring. I need 35 press conferences to decide. J Madden what do you think? I love you Brett. It’s not his fault.I’m sure, in his mind, if GB kept him they would have won sooner. Classic narcissist that is lost w/out the attention.

  25. My question is this — after leaving Green Bay, did Favre just completely lose his mind OR did Green Bay just have a far more talented PR team than we ever knew.

    Or could it be both?

    As for Farve he has always been wary of Rodger. While it is perfectly understandable that a guy wouldn’t be too keen on helping to train the guy who will one day replace him, Favre went out of his way to not help him in any way. Some reports said he wouldn’t even talk to him at times.

    Of course, The Packers didn’t help matters any by turning over the team to Favre and going along with whatever Favre wanted even when it clearly was not in the best interests of the team. So many times, the team would be so far ahead or behind with only a couple of minutes left that there was nothing that could be done to change the outcome of the game, but, because of Favre refusing to be a team player, Rodgers almost never got to come in and get a little real-life game experience.

    Given how little support and playing time Rodgers had before the team finally decided to cut their losses with Favre, his leading a team to the Superbowl already is nothing short of miraculous

  26. The farm boy was just trying to be funny. Give Farve a break. Arron Rodgers is obviously a great QB. Hopefully he will follow farve’s lead and play for the JETS!!! (Before he is washed up!)

  27. The Greatest QB in Packers History Bart Starr…9-1 playoff record, 5 world Championships in 7 years, two superbowl titles and two superbowl MVP’s always went out of his way to praise Farve and downplay himself. A man’s man and a gentleman at all times………Brett should have listened and Brett should have learned.

    We Packer fans have wanted to accept Favre and welcome him back to take his place among our greatest players, but everytime someone puts a microphone in his facfe it just gets harder to do.

  28. j972 says: Oct 5, 2011 7:56 PM
    Conisdering what the Packers executive committee and Ari Fleischer did to Brett Favre’s reputation, he has the right to be bitter. Read Cliff Christl’s article.
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    The ONLY decisions or actions by the executive committee is hiring the President, he hires the GM, who hires the Coach.
    j972, you’re FOS! Just like favreforever is.

  29. logan1980 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:30 PM
    We love Favre in Minnesota, haters.
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    Not surprising, you never were very smart, you can have him!

  30. I think anyone who has commented or taken sides on this “non-story”, needs to grow up. Packer fans are homers and we have learned to take what comes out of their mouths with a grain of salt. as for the “experts”, I can’t believe, they all sound like a group of 5 yr olds, all of them, from Favre to Matthews, Rodgers, Harrison, etc. etc…..how old are these individuals??????

  31. and Brett Favre replied with, “You’re a hack that cheated throughout his career so why should I, or anyone for that matter, care what you think?”

  32. Can someone tell me why Rodney Harrison is even on Football Night in America? Oh yeah, he’s just another babbling idiot ex-Patriot player like Bruschi!!!!!

  33. Favre is a Mississippi hillbilly. Leave him alone before he has Hank Jr. come over and set you straight!

    Rodney, Rodney, Rawdknee! Shutup! Harrison must be back on his anti-psychotics.

  34. I think its classless and immature to try and twist Favre’s words like this. I don’t think he was intending to insult anyone. He is correct when he says with all the talent on GB’s team had they clicked sooner Rodgers would have a ring sooner. Rodgers should take this as a compliment coming from one of the greats not an insult.

  35. Just looks like the latest trend to me. “The Old Crusty QB Club” members are slamming their former teams to make themselves relavent again !! Joe Namath throwing his unwanted 2 cents on the Jets (repeatedly) and the self-centered Fav-re is hating on the World Champions…..nice. Who’s next Red Grange ??

  36. Remember when washed up old timers would buy a bar w their retirement checks and just go away?

    Brett, it’s time to buy a bar and relive your glory days w people who care.

  37. egwett says:
    Oct 5, 2011 8:20 PM
    As an Atlanta resident and regular listener to 790 the Zone and someone who has listened to the entire Brett Favre interview from beginning to end a few times, oh and as an avide sports fan with, yes, a higher education… and by that I mean 8 yrs beyond HS and a doctorite. I can say that this is being blown way out of proportion. Was Brett completely complimentory, of course not but neither was Joe Montana, or Jerry Rice for that matter, when Steve Young took his job and neither was Johnny U when he lost his job, Joe Namath is still bitching!! get over it boys, it’s a non-story…
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    @egwett
    Don’t disagree with what you said, however, I would think an individual with a “doctorite” would know how to spell “doctorate.” Oh, and “avid” and “complimentary” as well.

  38. Anyone else think its hillarious that several Viking fans on this board (you know who they are) have not only commented on every Favre story (trashing the Packers and their fans and making Favre sound like an angel), but then told others who comment on the same Favre story and who share a different opinion to: “get a life,” and that people should take those opinions with “a grain of salt?”

    One even has questioned Rodgers sexuality (how that gets through the censors on here, but other less offensive comments get deleted is beyond me – if it were up to me, they’d get ip banned for that stuff.)

    Jealous much? Have fun watching Donny Mac next week – I know I’ll enjoy watching one of the top quarterbacks in the game go against Atlanta.

  39. Truer word were never spoken by Rodney Harrison. I have to laugh at Favre who probably is the most hated sportsman in the nation after being beloved.

  40. One takes cheap shots on the field, one takes them off the field. Either way, pot calls kettle black.

  41. He’s just public emeny #1 right now in the football world. I for one will not subscribe to it, it seems very few people can think for themselves anymore and only listen to what they read and hear.

  42. joetoronto says:
    Oct 5, 2011 8:35 PM

    You mean hot guys, right?
    The guy is queer, stop pretending.
    Brett likes women and Erin likes guys, deal with it.
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    Hey Joe, maybe if you’re lucky Rodgers will send you a pic of his junk, I bet you would love to get a taste of a winner. It would be a real upgrade from you sucking on the Raiders nuts all the time.

  43. Favre was asked a question and answered it truthfully. Harrison is being an ass. Pot, meet Kettle.

  44. I’m not a Favre fan, Green Bay fan, Vikes fan, Jets fan. I don’t hate them either; I just have no dog in this fight, so I count myself unemotional in my evaluation.

    To me, Brett wasn’t ripping on Rodgers. He was saying that Aaron is a talented QB, and that in his mind he thinks Aaron was talented enough to win a SB even sooner than he did.

    Note, I’m not defending Brett’s other offenses, just commenting on this latest story.

  45. Personally, I love the continuing stream of Favre stories, but only because they are all so negative. Favre is a completely self-centered fool and I relish watching him circle the drain. He was even panned in his role as a broadcaster last weekend.

  46. egwett says:
    Oct 5, 2011 8:20 PM
    As an Atlanta resident and regular listener to 790 the Zone and someone who has listened to the entire Brett Favre interview from beginning to end a few times, oh and as an avide sports fan with, yes, a higher education… and by that I mean 8 yrs beyond HS and a doctorite.
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    Ummm, hey Doc… you misspelled “doctorate”.

  47. “Remember when washed up old timers would buy a bar w their retirement checks and just go away?”

    @oldcracker: are you talking about Harrison, or yourself?

  48. Honestly, is anyone really surprised that Brett Favre is doing this or that Aaron Rodgers took the high road. Aaron Rodgers always takes the high road. This is what he does. He was very classy through the whole Brett Favre saga in Green Bay and has stepped up to the plate when he has gotten the opportuntiy. It’s just too bad Brett Favre keeps doing this to himself because he is, one quote at a time, giving people more and more reason to forget all the great things he did.

    http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/brett-favre-is-still-the-best-torso/

  49. houndog50 says:Oct 5, 2011 9:37 PM

    logan1980 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:30 PM
    We love Favre in Minnesota, haters.
    __________________________________

    No doubt…we saw the money you dorks spent on road signs and private jets to lure the sexual predator out of Pervertburg, MS back to the Love Boat. The closest you ever got to a ring, I suppose. Longwell, Sharper, and all the former Packers that had one must’ve warmed you donkeys up in the tuna can balloon for a few weeks. Shame it didn’t work out…

    Is Peterson comparing himself to Barry Sanders yet…..?? Because everyone else is and he’s closing in on being the best RB to never get to the top and he won’t be wearing twinky a$$ dark pink if/when he ever does.

    Good luck with the another Diva Queen in McFlab…god, you guys suck.

  50. Rodney Harrison has hit the nail on the head. Could not agree with him more. The more Favre opens his big mouth the worse he looks. Whatever legacy he had left is slowly being destroyed. How sad!

  51. Man, I’m not a big R Harrison fan, but it’s hard, if not impossible, to argue with what he’s saying. And for once he isn’t arguing. He’s just calling it like he sees it, and not shouting at the camera.

  52. Another cheap shot from Rodney Harrison “SHOCKER” !!

    Who care what Rodney Harrison says this coming from one of the dirtiest players in NFL history and a guy that was part of a team got caught spying on other teams.

  53. oldcracker says:
    Oct 5, 2011 10:17 PM
    Remember when washed up old timers would buy a bar w their retirement checks and just go away?
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    Include Rodney Harrison as one of them….what good does it do the league to chastize each other over twitter?

    The old timers (Deacon Jones, and crew) would just talk about confrontations ON THE FIELD with fellow opponents.

    Pitiful. I dont care how many rings the got or how many receivers he knocked out. Tatum, Donnie Shell, and the original enforcers would never get into this school girl a#$ nonsense. Completely ruins the image of the Hitman.

  54. logan1980 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:30 PM
    We love Favre in Minnesota, haters.
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    Of course you do since your record in the SB is 0 for 4…

  55. No big news here… I think it was just Favre being Favre. From the beginning, he’s blamed the Packers for his departure. It was a bitter pill for him. In this case, A-Rod just happens to be the “lightning rod” (l-rod ?) for Favre to vent his veiled frustrations. No doubt that, continuing his present pace and demeanor as a player and a person, A-Rod will be remembered as one of the best ever and Brett will only be remembered for his bitterness and antics after leaving the Packers. I loved to watch Brett play and give him due props for his accomplishments as a Packer. Now, he has a lot of bridge mending to do. By the way, Harrison doesn’t have much to stand on when he talks about another player’s legacy.

  56. Commentators get paid to shoot their mouths off. If there is no story you make one up, as in this case. And if you get really lucky and your non-story generates another story, then you’re really doing your job.

    What sense does that make? None.

    So why are we reading this and commenting?

  57. I’m not sure why Favre’s words were made such a big deal. What he said is absolutely true. The team was building nicely as AR took over the helm. He’s a good, hell I’ll even say, great QB. I took what Favre said as a compliment to AR not a backhanded insult. I took as though he meant he thought AR was good enough to win it sooner than what he did. I don’t think he was trying to minimize any of ARs talents. I guess that’s my two cents.

  58. Conisdering what the Packers executive committee and Ari Fleischer did to Brett Favre’s reputation, he has the right to be bitter. Read Cliff Christl’s article.

    _____________

    Cliff Christl?? Gag me with a pitchfork. Both Favre and Harrison have more class and pro football knowledge than Christl. For actual knowledge and not rumor or gossip about any Packer player, read Bob McGinn in the Milwaudee Journal Sentinel, the best NFL writer in America or elsewhewere., for that matter.

  59. The facts line up with what Brett said. Was the 2007 Packers team, which Aaron was about to inherit, a loaded team? Yes. So did Rogers fall into a good situation? Yes, yes he did.

    So what’s the big deal? I’d have liked to see Aaron take the 2010 Bengals to the Super Bowl.

  60. This story is so overblown and just idiotic. there was nothing offensive in Favre’s comments. he stated the facts.
    Rodgers fell into a good situation- that’s a fact.
    the packers are a talented team- that’s a fact.
    so when all the analysts were picking the packers to win the SB in 2008 and 2009 weren’t they expecting the packers to win it sooner?

    when the packers beat the Falcons in the playoffs, Favre came out and said he thought they were the best team left and Rodgers was the best QB in the playoffs. we saw all the same comments from the haters then as we see now.

  61. @chowface86

    Note to all haters:

    SCREW RODGERS.

    But… you said… and then you said…

    My head hurts.

  62. j972 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:12 PM

    @houndog50

    Your ignorance is massive.

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    And your arrogance in thinking there’s one great article nobody read that makes Favre look better than the Packers in this mess is astounding. Go ahead and believe everything you read, and forget about Favre continuing to go public in railing against everything Green Bay. And please, feel free to keep your stupidity out of an already ridiculous comment section, as you’re making favreforever look like a smart person.

  63. tatum064 says:
    Pitiful. I dont care how many rings the got or how many receivers he knocked out. Tatum, Donnie Shell, and the original enforcers would never get into this school girl a#$ nonsense. Completely ruins the image of the Hitman.
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    Amen!! And thanks for the props to Donnie Shell.

  64. Maybe that “most talented” Packers team would have won if Favre had not destroyed the team chemistry and made the Packers training camp a clownfest if he had not decided to unretire at the last second. Bert could have retired gracefully (a word not in his two page dictionary), handed over the reigns to Rodgers, and watch the Packers go for a shot at the Superbowl. But noooooo, little Lorenzo and his gigantic ego had to destroy the team by unretiring. The Packers, BTW, had already wasted two draft picks selecting QBs in case Rodgers didn’t pan out.

    Face it, Bert Farve has destroyed his reputatation.

  65. To all of you ripping Rodney for what he said must have a problem when someone states the truth. Whatever you may think of a person (Harrison) shouldnt interfere with him stating a fact. Brett Farve NEEDS to go away, NOBODY cares about the pre maddona anymore. He couldnt face the fact that his career was OVER, yes, OVER, when the Packers got rid of him!! Skills were marginal at best and the Packers went with the NEW stud in Rodgers. Rodgers needs to be applauded for taking the high road and showing what a TRUE PROFESSIONAL is. Bret, if you need something to do, promote yourself for the next SNICKERS commercial so someone can give you a candy bar for being the DIVA that you are. Call Joe Namath, go pick him up and BOTH of you washed up has beens GET LOST!!!!

  66. Packer fan sure have short memories. Remember when the Packers were so bad before #4 came to town. Oh, yeah—you are all 20. I remember seeing Rodgers come in to spell Favre on occasion, and he sucked out loud! Favre came in a took them to the SB x 2. Was there much talent on GB in the 90’s? Mostly not. Except #4. He can say anything he wants.

  67. I agree with Rodney on this by just saying I do agree with him on the fact that Brett is/was & always has seemed to be classless & immature ((I’m no Rodney Harrison Fan neither, not by a long shot))…It was obvious and always has been to any real football fan that has noticed Brett’s resentment towards Aaron Rodgers ever since he was drafted by the Packers. When I heard his comment that he wasn’t going to help him learn the system or help him in anyway at all, because he wasn’t there to be a teacher!!! “Great Team Mate, HUH”??? That’s when I really saw his selfishness & realized he was all about himself and not his team!!

    But it’s not like it’s the first time an NFL player, or any Pro Player was scared to help train someone who may take their jobs from them!!
    (But it’s not always to take your job either, it’s to help your team in case you get hurt and they can step in and keep you in the title hunt–Example: Jeff Rutledge when Phil Sims went Down to win the SB in 1990)…

    But as for this coming from Harrison, who was known for being one of the dirtiest/cheap-shot safeties during his days in the NFL, no surprise either, “It’s not like he was a Ronnie Lott or Darrin Woodson type player, clean & mean, NO CHEATING, NO DIRTY PLAYING & that’s just two multi-champion safeties off the top of my head”!! There’s a ton more too…Actually the Pats signed him because if he stayed in SD or another team they were scared of what he would end up doing to Brady…LoL
    (After all Harrison even admitted that every year he put an extra amount of money into a separate account just to pay for the fines he would have to pay for because of his illegal hits)!!

    Funny though how Rodney backed his ex-mate Bruschi when he spazzed out on “OchoCinco’s” saying how impressed he was with seeing the big game Brady had against Miami in Week#1(the guys very first game with the team)…

    They are all the same to me. They can’t let go & they seem to have a resentment towards the younger and even some of the older players who are still out playing now…Especially, the ones who are or will be truly great!! ((It seems even more so when there are no *Asterisks* next to what they have done during their time))!!

    OK look at Brett, 20 yrs. or whatever in the league he won one SB…Yes, he has set all the records, most consecutive starts, reg. and post season (yes, that is the most impressive thing to me about him, he was there every game to start, but I really don’t know what his practice habits were like)…So let’s look at it though, was it always a good thing? How many games did he cost his teams by making bad throws (INT’s), instead of trying to do what the really great QBs did (you know the Multi-SB winning QBs did), like throw the ball away and live for another play. He had the TD Records & all that, but he also, had all the Turn Over Records too…And they were a lot more costly then the Game winning TD’s, because he always made the bad game costing decisions in the most important games!!

    Also, his one SB win as far as I am concerned was because of GB getting Reggie White and the rest of the ‘D’ stepping up around him, not because of what Brett did…When it’s said and done A-Rod will probably win at least one or two SB Trophies for GB!!

    Anyway, my point is, I agree with Harrison about Favre, but he really isn’t saying much that must of us really true long time football fans don’t already know…Besides, all he needs to do is look in the mirror or maybe even listen to some of his ex-teammates comment themselves!! When it sounds to me that they really bought into that Patriot way “Just Cheat Baby, But don’t Get caught doing it…If you do don’t sweat it though cuz Mr. Kraft and the Commish are tight, so we got the Refs too”!!

    Oh yeah, I heard that after Mangini and the Video dude came forward about the cheating!!Every contract since then, Draft choices or Free Agents now have to sign a NO DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, or they won’t sign them…LMAO

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