NFL Great Bettis Disappointed in James Harrison's Controversial Comments

Calling out your teammates is not cool.

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James Harrison's comments spark controversy. (Getty)

SB Nation is reporting that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis is "disappointed" with the comments that current star James Harrison made about his fellow players in Men's Journal. In the article, Harrison blasted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying that he would never respect him. He also took the opportunity to blast his teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, saying that "Big Ben" needed to "stop trying to act like Peyton Manning," and running back Mendenhall was a "fumble machine." 

Bettis suggests that if Harrison had issues with either player, he should have talked to them out of earshot of the press.

"It's disappointing to hear some of the comments he made about his teammates because this is a team game," Bettis said in comments aired on NFL Network. "It's not an offense-against-defense-type situation. It's a team, and you've got to go out there and compete as a team."

Harrison clearly wasn't in a "team" frame of mind when running down his teammates. Hopefully they won't take it out on him if the NFL lockout is lifted. Harrison should take some advice from his fellow Super Bowl winning running back Jerome Bettis -- think about the team, not about yourself -- even during a lockout.

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