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Harrison defends White House snub

Updated: May 20, 2009, 8:41 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison can't believe there's so much fuss being made about him skipping the Super Bowl champions' White House visit with President Barack Obama on Thursday.

Harrison will bypass the traditional ceremony, just as he did when the Steelers were honored by President George W. Bush at the White House in June 2006.

"Why is it a big issue now that I'm not going if it wasn't a big issue the last time?" Harrison said Tuesday after an offseason ...

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