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Jooser
06-02-2009, 06:09 PM
As rumored, Harrison to announce his retirement...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8109f699&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true)



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Safety Harrison expected to retire after 15 seasons, start TV career

Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Here's a sample, compliments of New England Patriots linebacker Pierre Woods, of what television viewers can expect when Rodney Harrison goes on the air:

"When you hit someone, you want their mommas to feel it."

Or this: "If you can't hit the quarterback, what are you doing out there?"

"I miss Rodney. I wish he was here," Woods said after the Patriots' optional workout Tuesday. "Wherever he's at, I'm sure he's going to be great."

The Patriots had a round of voluntary workouts this week, and Harrison wasn't on the field at Gillette Stadium -- or anywhere, for that matter. The two-time Pro Bowl selection, who worked for the NFL Network and NBC while injured last season, is expected to announce Wednesday that he's retiring to go into broadcasting full-time.

"I know he was pretty good on TV," Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi said of Harrison. "The future's bright for him, no matter what way he decides to go."

One of the hardest hitters -- some say dirtiest -- in NFL history, Harrison won two Super Bowls with the Patriots, but he missed the final 10 games last season after tearing a muscle in his right thigh. Injuries, along with a four-game suspension in 2007 for using a banned substance, limited Harrison to 31 games over the last four seasons.

"You could tell when he came back (after an injury) that he was just happy to be on the field," Woods said. "You're not going to find any more Rodney Harrisons. They called him the dirtiest player in the game, but the guy played with a passion."

Not counting the drug suspension, Harrison has been fined more than $200,000 in his 15-year NFL career, including a one-game suspension in 2002 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland's Jerry Rice that cost him a game check of $111,764.

Harrison earned his reputation honestly -- in poll after poll, opponents voted him the dirtiest player in the league. But his teammates loved him.

"He's out on the field, going full-speed all the time," Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour said. "If your top guys are doing that, it trickles down to the rest of the team."


Harrison also was a favorite of reporters, who knew he would be available and quotable, win or lose. Before the league announced his suspension on the eve of the 2007 season, Harrison scheduled a conference call and admitted that he took a banned substance and apologized for being a poor role model for kids.

Such honesty also served Harrison well as a TV analyst. After going on injured reserve last October, he worked for the NFL Network and on NBC's Super Bowl coverage.

NBC said Tuesday that it will hold a conference call on Wednesday to announce "talent" for the upcoming season. NBC spokesman Brian Walker declined to comment whether Harrison would be joining the network.

Harrison, 36, holds the NFL record for defensive backs with 30.5 sacks, and with 34 interceptions, he's the only player to have at least 30 of each.

"He'll be missed, believe me," Bruschi said.

Woods recalled joining the Patriots' defense as an undrafted free agent after the team won three Super Bowls in the previous five years and being told by Harrison, "You've got to be a dog out there."

"He'd want you to be a big dog," Woods said. "But even if you're a little dog, you've got to be a mean little sucker."

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

RuthlessBurgher
06-02-2009, 06:51 PM
One of the many things I disliked about Harrison was the fact that he had what I can only describe as a Hitler mustache. :wft

http://jesseknoll.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/t1_harrison.jpg http://biografieonline.it/img/bio/a/Adolf_Hitler.jpg

Ozey74
06-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Good riddance to that ba$tard!

DukieBoy
06-02-2009, 06:55 PM
I see on the NFL Fox webpage they have a question up for vote as to whether cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF. The current vote is 65% yes to 35% no. There is no way cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF if Donnie Shell is not in.

Donnie Shell belongs in the HOF regardless, but he surely was a superior player to Harrison.

RuthlessBurgher
06-02-2009, 07:08 PM
I see on the NFL Fox webpage they have a question up for vote as to whether cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF. The current vote is 65% yes to 35% no. There is no way cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF if Donnie Shell is not in.

Donnie Shell belongs in the HOF regardless, but he surely was a superior player to Harrison.

Are you kidding me??? Rodney @#$%ing Harrison for the Hall of @#$%ing Fame?!?!

http://images.paraorkut.com/img/funnypics/images/w/wtf_monkey-12869.jpg

Dude made 2 Pro Bowls in his career. TWO!!!

http://pewpewlazerz.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/wtf.jpg

Dermontti Dawson has been ignored by the HOF voters, and he made 7 Pro Bowls. SEVEN!!!

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii131/joeybizzell44/WTF.jpg

:wft

Mister Pittsburgh
06-02-2009, 07:53 PM
But Roidney Harrison is a Patriot and everything Patriot is genius and akin to God!!!

Jooser
06-02-2009, 07:58 PM
I see on the NFL Fox webpage they have a question up for vote as to whether cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF. The current vote is 65% yes to 35% no. There is no way cheap Rodney belongs in the HOF if Donnie Shell is not in.

Donnie Shell belongs in the HOF regardless, but he surely was a superior player to Harrison.

Are you kidding me??? Rodney @#$%ing Harrison for the Hall of @#$%ing Fame?!?!

http://images.paraorkut.com/img/funnypics/images/w/wtf_monkey-12869.jpg

Dude made 2 Pro Bowls in his career. TWO!!!

http://pewpewlazerz.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/wtf.jpg

Dermontti Dawson has been ignored by the HOF voters, and he made 7 Pro Bowls. SEVEN!!!

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii131/joeybizzell44/WTF.jpg

:wft


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/This****.jpg


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/throwupsmiley.gif


He's a jerkoff.

Mel Blount's G
06-02-2009, 10:17 PM
And Donnie Shell cracked heads before the whistle blew :roll:

steelcityrules!!
06-07-2009, 04:34 PM
good riddance of this :moon clown.
harrison in the hall is absolutely laughable.

rpmpit
06-08-2009, 08:47 AM
good riddance of this :moon clown.
harrison in the hall is absolutely laughable.

Even without spygate and the steroid use, Harrison is NOT a HOF player. No way he gets in.

I really hope (when the time comes) that the voters remember spygate when considering Brady and Belichick. Think about it - even if their championships were legit, who else from those teams would be considered?? Maybe Vinatieri?

steelcityrules!!
06-08-2009, 07:43 PM
good riddance of this :moon clown.
harrison in the hall is absolutely laughable.

Even without spygate and the steroid use, Harrison is NOT a HOF player. No way he gets in.

I really hope (when the time comes) that the voters remember spygate when considering Brady and Belichick. Think about it - even if their championships were legit, who else from those teams would be considered?? Maybe Vinatieri?


I will make it my personal goal in life to keep the cheaters brady and belicheat out of the hall.
:tt1

I think petitions to senators, heads of state, possibly jesus himself will sway the voters.

rpmpit
06-09-2009, 07:28 AM
[quote="steelcityrules!!":3drqa2e4]good riddance of this :moon clown.
harrison in the hall is absolutely laughable.

Even without spygate and the steroid use, Harrison is NOT a HOF player. No way he gets in.

I really hope (when the time comes) that the voters remember spygate when considering Brady and Belichick. Think about it - even if their championships were legit, who else from those teams would be considered?? Maybe Vinatieri?


I will make it my personal goal in life to keep the cheaters brady and belicheat out of the hall.
:tt1

I think petitions to senators, heads of state, possibly jesus himself will sway the voters.[/quote:3drqa2e4]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: