Found June 09, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
James Harrison has been called many things since entering the league as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2002.  But we’ve never heard his name and the term “nice guy” mentioned in the same sentence…until now. Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley spent Friday and Saturday speaking at a fundraising event he organized for the schools in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan and Harrison—an event at which Harrison also took time to address children and parents. “James looks mean and tough, but he’s one of the nicest guys you’re going to meet,” Woodley told Woodley and Harrison have teamed up over the past six seasons (2007-13) in Pittsburgh and collected a combined total of 770 tackles, 112.0 sacks, 37 forced fumbles and nine interceptions for 95 yards and a score. With Harrison now on a another team (Cincinnati Bengals) within the same division, it comes as no surprise that both players have their sights set on a strong showing in the upcomin...

Former Ben-Gal tweets about engagement

Former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones tweeted about how happy she is to be marrying her former student. See what she wrote.

Will Jarvis Jones’ Rookie Season Resemble Lawrence Timmons’ or LaMarr Woodley’s’?

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected a linebacker, Jarvis Jones, in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft for the first time in six years. In the 2007 draft, the Steelers took Lawrence Timmons in the first round and LaMarr Woodley in the second round. Currently, both Woodley and Timmons are entrenched as starters for the Steelers and both are signed to long term contracts. Though Woodley...

Steelers still believe in Tim Tebow

Since his release by the New York Jets in April, Tim Tebow hasn’t drawn any interest from NFL teams.  But that doesn’t mean players in the league still don’t believe in the quarterback. “Why not?” said Pittsburgh 

Steelers: Stability in Pittsburgh is the result of doing right thing.

Sometimes you get a good bounce and sometime you don’t. There aren’t many right angles, nor straight lines, but instead a pendulous ebb and flow as we traverse the rocky playing field of life, oft times we come up short. Charles Bukowski wrote, ”What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” This is true in football as it is in life, and the mark of a good franchise...

Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Says He Can Still Dominate In Red Zone

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress is ecstatic to be back for another season with the team that drafted him, and he thinks he knows how he can help the team in 2013 in addition. "I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress said, via a Sunday morning report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Burress, who will turn...

Fantasy Football Rookie Report: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert

The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs each of the last two years, bringing hope to a beaten down fan base. The team has seemingly found a long-term answer at quarterback with “the Red Rifle” Andy Dalton, and has a top wide receiving talent in A.J. Green.Despite this talented duo, the Bengals only finished 22nd in the NFL in total offense. They did manage to notch the 12th...

Pacman Jones slapped a woman after she threw a bottle at him

We just reported that Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested for defending himself. Jones’ agent Peter Shaffer told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that his client slapped an intoxicated woman after she threw a beer bottle at him while attending a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. Schaffer said 2 intoxicated women approached Jones at Reds game, took picture with him, threw...

Plaxico Burress: ‘I can still play, I can dominate in the red zone’

Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, unsure of what his role will be, is thankful to be back in Pittsburgh and plans to teach his young teammates the game. “I’m blessed to be here,” said Burress to Ed 

Ex-Ben-Gal to marry former student

Remember Sarah Jones, the then-26-year-old former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who resigned from her teaching position in 2011 amid allegations that she was sexually involved with a 17-year-old student? Well, Jones pleaded guilty to felony custodial interference and misdemeanor sexual misconduct in October, keeping her out of jail. Then she and the student, Cody York, who, at...

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Tweets That He Was Arrested for ‘Protecting’ Himself

Adam “Pacman” Jones took to Twitter this afternoon to break the news about his latest arrest. The cornerback has managed to stay out of trouble for nearly two years — last getting arrested in July 2011 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Jones tweeted that he was arrested for “protecting” himself. Adam Schefter of had more details on the arrest in a series...

Pacman Jones arrested Monday morning

Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones tweeted that he was arrest this morning for protecting himself. Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for …. — ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013 With a past like Pacman’s this isn’t good, but at the end of the day, if he didn’t do anything then he’ll...

Steelers’ Defensive Players Think Tebow Can Succeed In NFL

The last time we saw Tim Tebow have any real success as an NFL player, it was when he threw for 316 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, as his Broncos beat the Steelers in overtime on January 8, 2012. So it should be no surprise that even though Tebow is still unemployed two months before the regular season is set to begin, members of that same Pittsburgh Steelers defense...

Adam Pacman Jones Arrested

It’s been a while since we read a headline like this, most people thought that he was a changed man and maybe he still is. As of now the details are still a bit shaky but the story going around is that two women approached him for a picture, an argument broke out and one of the women threw a glass bottle at Pacman and he reacted to it by slapping her. While it’s not known if...

Carson Palmer: Tyrann Mathieu is like Troy Polamalu

There was a considerable amount of apprehension surrounding Tyrann Mathieu as he entered the league. Aside from his drug habits, the man formerly known as the "Honey Badger" stood just 5-foot-9, quite small for a NFL safety. Apprehension has turned into adulation, however, as he's impressing his teammates -- quarterback Carson Palmer, in particular. In his Monday...
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