Harrison Reason For White House Skip: Afraid to Fly

May 20, 2009 at 10:09 am by Terez in James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers

Terez, I ain't afraid of sh*t

Terez, I ain't afraid of sh*t

As the NFL’s defensive player of the year, James Harrison has no fear. As someone forced to fly across country, that’s another story. Harrison did not list his fear of flying among the reasons for turning down a trip to visit the White House and President Barack Obama tomorrow. But a well-placed source said he believes that is what will keep the Steelers linebacker home while his teammates make the short hop to Washington. The source described Harrison as a “wreck” when he must take team flights during the season and avoids plane rides when he can. “Yeah, there’s a lot of truth to that,” confirmed Bill Parise, Harrison’s agent. “When James was in college, his mother had to drive him to all the away games. That’s the absolute truth. The transition for him into the NFL was real difficult at first. “He can get on airplanes and fly, obviously, but he doesn’t like to.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You’re telling me the Defensive Player of the Year is afraid to fly.. that doesn’t add up.  The dude flys all year round for his job. Suck it up Jimmy and meet the prez next time..-TO