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Steelers’ James Harrison apologizes to commissioner Roger Goodell

07.29.11 at 1:23 pm ET

James Harrison

Controversial Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a public apology to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after the team’s Friday morning walkthrough in Latrobe, Pa. In the August edition of Men’s Journal, Harrison referred to Goodell as a “crook,” among other insults.

“The interview that I did and the comments that I made about Roger Goodell were inappropriate, at the least,” Harrison said Friday. “They were way out of line, and I was speaking out of anger and frustration at the time. Any comments that I made that offended anyone, I apologize.”

Harrison said he has not spoken to Goodell or anyone in the league office about his comments.

On Thursday, Steelers president Art Rooney II told ESPN that he discussed the comments with Harrison and that any disciplinary action would be internal and not result in Harrison missing any practice or game action.

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