Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced last weekend that he is retiring and on Friday he will address the media in an afternoon press conference that will be streamed live on steelers.com.
Harrison, who played his final season last year with the Cincinnati Bengals after playing his first ten in Pittsburgh, originally announced his decision Saturday on his Facebook page.
“I have made the difficult decision to retire as of today,” Harrison’s statement said. “My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game. I have missed too many experiences with them because I devoted SO much time to my career.
“My love for the game isn’t strong enough to make up for missing one more birthday or first day of school.”
Harrison, 36, originally entered the league in 2002 as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State. He won two Super Bowls with the Steelers and registered a total of 66 sacks, six interceptions and forced 29 fumbles during his career.
This will be one press conference that you certainly won’t want to miss.