Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has an interesting idea on how to bring some change to the NFL Commissioner’s Office.
Current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was a recently given a contract extension, which raised his annual salary to around $40 million. Harrison is coming to the end of his career, and was asked what changes he would like to see. His response was that he wants Goodell’s job. If he is truly campaigning for the job in the future his plans for the job are interesting, in a mysterious kind of way.
“When I get in office, I’ll do it. Until then, I’ll let you all speculate,” Harrison said via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 8, 2017
Harrison has had his issues with Goodell in recent years. In 2016, Harrison, along with Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews and Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, were investigated for performance enhancing drug use following an Al-Jazeera America documentary.
The NFL wanted to meet with all of three players during its investigation, but Harrison said at the time that if Goodell wanted to talk, he’d have to come to Harrison’s house. Harrison also called Goodell a “crook.”
All three players met with the NFL, and were cleared of any wrong doing.
Deebo as commissioner, maybe he would give interviews while going through one of his intense weight-room sessions.