May 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison walks off the field after organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals James Harrison bashes HBO’s Hard Knocks


Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison is a unique individual. He’s never been one to shy away from expressing his views and he certainly didn’t do so in regards to Hard Knocks, the documentary style program he and his Cincinnati Bengals are featured on this year.

The yearly series plants itself and its cameras in the heart of an NFL training camp, something they’ve been doing for quite a while now (the show debuted in 2001, though has has lulls in production).

Despite the program’s popularity and most players exuberance to take part, Harrison isn’t enjoying it. On the first episode, Harrison was being overly disrespectful to the show’s cameramen which included closing doors in their faces and flipping them the bird. Was it part of an act? Not according to Harrison who blasted the show earlier today:

“I don’t feel they deserve to be here,” Harrison told the Enquirer “They did nothing to be here, other than want to be here. They didn’t put no blood, sweat and tears into none of this. All these men in here, they did that. They (the cameras) did nothing. No one deserves to see this, to come inside of this unless you’re a part of this. That’s why.”

Solid logic, no?

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  • Sterling Bushnell

    the cameras are just another part of the big show