Several players have voiced out against the NFL's proposal for an 18-game regular season schedule. Even fans aren't on board with the proposal, according to a recent poll. On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison lashed out at the proposal and said it was all about money.
"I don't think it is a good thing if you're worried about player safety," Harrison said, according to ProFootballTalk. "It's nothing about player safety. It's about them making money."
Harrison talked about how Steelers owner Dan Rooney sided with the players on the subject.
"The biggest thing that hurt them was when Mr. Rooney came out and said he would rather it stay at 16 games and that he doesn't need the money. He's the main voice and most respected voice among the owners," Harrison said. "He came out and said exactly what it is. It's about them making money. It's not about us. With them talking about player safety and all this fine stuff, that's just a show to make them look better."
He went on to say that there are no players in the league who want an expanded regular season.
Harrison's teammate Hines Ward called out the NFL on Wednesday for being hypocritical and said they "don't give a fuck about concussions."