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Steelers' Harrison won't be apologizing to Texans' Cushing

During the dark days of the NFL lockout, perhaps the biggest story that didn't involve bargaining sessions in Minnesota involved Steelers linebacker James Harrison and his outspoken interview with Men's Journal.

Harrison caught plenty of heat for the piece, which included critical comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and teammate Ben Roethlisberger. What mostly flew under the radar was an unsolicited dig at Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, whom Harrison referred to as being "juiced out of his mind."

With the Steelers and Texansset to face off on Sunday, Harrison was asked if he planned to seek out Cushing to explain himself.

"It's not going to happen," Harrison told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after practice Wednesday. "I don't need to."

Harrison's comments stemmed from Cushing's four-game suspension in 2010 for testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that's on the league's banned substances list.

Excuse us, but what exactly is Harrison supposed to say to Cushing? "Hey man, sorry for calling you a filthy, dirty cheater"?  We just don't see the intense Harrison as the type to deliver a mea culpa. And besides, barring Mike Tomlin shifting Harrison to fullback in goal line situations, the two players won't share the field together.

As for Cushing, when asked about Harrison's comments over the summer, he only said he would "pray for him." We don't expect him to elaborate on the issue much more than that.

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