Steelers’ James Harrison Strips Sons of ‘Non Winning’ Trophies

NFL star James Harrison is dead serious when it comes to earning your keep.

So much to the point where the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker stripped his kids of their participation trophies because he wants them to “EARN a real trophy.”

Taking to Instagram to explain his position, Harrison said that while he’s proud of his two sons, the “2015 Best of the Batch Next Level Athletics Student-Athlete Awards” are going back.

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For those of us familiar with Harrison’s arrival to pro football, the move shouldn’t come as a shoocker. The Kent State walk-on went undrafted in 2002, played a season in NFL Europe and was cut by the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Steelers. That all drove him to “do better,” ESPN reports.

The 37-year-old athlete sat out the first few weeks of training camp, but has since returned to the field. He is currently battling Jarvis Jones for a starting spot.

What do you think of Harrison’s move? Tough love or is it just what the boys need? Take our poll below.