Former Steelers LB James Harrison To Hold Friday Retirement Press Conference

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

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.

  • mem359

    I wonder if it would make sense to arrange to have a previous DPotY introduce Joe Greene for the Raven’s game later in the season. Or have the Steelers just give him his own celebratory day.

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  • CrazyTerry

    The finality will sink in once that happens. I was holding out tiny bit of hope he might return. Jarvis better be half as good as Colbert thinks he is. And Worldis better not be injured.

  • RW

    If only he and Marshawn could hold a press conference together. I would pay $50 to see it.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Gonna miss Deebo!

  • 2443scott

    where will his anouncement be at his home or at steelers complex ???????

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Are the Steelers giving Harrison a 1 day contract so that he can officially retire as a Steeler?

  • Still_JPDQ

    Do we have any idea of what the time is for this press conference? I’m assuming it will be streamed live. Would love to catch it if at all possible… thanks guys.

  • Isaias Reyes

    James should’ve never take off his Steelers jersey. At least we should be thankful he was not wearing that hideous purple crap they wear in Bmoron at the end, but that orange other thing he put on last year didn’t do him no honor. We’ll always love you James.

  • Troy Power

    James will retire as a very respected Steeler, I will never forget many of his game changing plays, his presence on the field, that amazing feeling I got when a critical play would come up and you could almost feel either James or Troy would shut it down or blow it up…never will forget James, go with respect.