James Harrison did not hold back following Thursday night's 17-0 exhibition loss to the Eagles. The Steelers linebacker again had harsh words for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Harrison, who was one of the players mentioned in a debunked Al Jazeera America report on the use of

performance-enhancing drugs, said he welcomes an investigation by the NFL; but it came with a caveat. He said the league's investigation should be transparent, and open to the media. 

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"Whatever evidence they think they may have or reasoning for questioning me is out of my control," Harrison told reporters at Heinz Field, via ESPN. "I really don't know. I wouldn't have a problem with it being filmed live. 

"That way, I've been prosecuted and persecuted publicly in the media by (the NFL) for something that I didn't do, so I don't see why we couldn't have the media there and do a live interview. They can ask their questions and I can answer them. And y'all can see whatever evidence it is they say they got."

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Then he unloaded on Goodell, whom he called a "crook" and a "devil" in 2011, and again referred to the commissioner as a crook on Thursday.

"If it goes to a conduct detrimental, then it leans to the hands of that crook, I mean, Roger Goodell," Harrison said. "And he can do whatever he wants. That's just the collective bargaining agreement that the players signed."