August 04, 2010
Former NFL All-Pro Rodney Harrison(notes) ripped Brett Favre on Wednesday morning for stringing along his Minnesota Vikings teammates and acting selfishly as he decides whether to play his 20th season in the NFL.
Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, the current NBC studio analyst implied Favre had no class and that he teases everyone with retirement flip-flops because he craves the attention of the media.
"You get to a point at 40 years old that you know exactly what you want to do — if you want to play football or not. And that's why I've been critical of this guy. Because it's so unfair to your teammates, it's unfair to your coaches, it's unfair to the city, the organization that you keep leaving people hung out to dry like that.
If I was a teammate of his, I'd probably be a little ticked off he's not in training camp."
Harrison went on to say that "guys who really have class" like Tom Brady(notes) and Peyton Manning(notes) would never be in such a position because they care about their teammates and organization and don't make things about themselves. The former Patriots star would know a thing or two about having no class; he was regarded as the dirtiest player in the league during his career and racked up more than $200,000 in fines.
If Favre does return to the NFL before the start of the regular season, his first game would be broadcast on Harrison's network, NBC.
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