Steelers linebacker James Harrison will carry a semi-automatic weapon onto the field during early-season games, the team announced Wednesday. The 33-year-old Harrison has been battling fatigue as he recovers from off-season back surgery.
"This should back up the offensive linemen a bit and give James some room to do his work," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "If necessary, James will unleash hell during the football game."
Teammates suspect the move is only temporary and that Harrison will sheath his weapon once he regains his legendary strength but are afraid to ask.
"I love James Harrison," Ben Roethlisberger said.