James Harrison has clarified his recent comments stating that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin handed him an envelope after Harrison was fined $75,000 for his hit on former Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. Harrison, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the Steelers' all-time leader in career sacks, said Friday via his Instagram account that the alleged envelope from Tomlin was to help cover the fine

"Wow y'all really comparing what I said to BOUNTYGATE?!? Mike T. Has NEVER paid me for hurting someone or TRYING to hurt someone or put a bounty on ANYBODY! If you knew the full story of what happened back then you'd know that BS fine for a Legal Play wasn't even penalized during the game. The league was getting pressure because the first concussion lawsuits were starting and they had to look like they cared about player safety all of a sudden. Before that they had been SELLING a photo of THAT SAME PLAY FOR $55 on the NFL website with other videos of the NFL'S GREATEST HITS that the league Profited On back then. 

"When the league had to start pretending like they cared about player safety they took all those things down off their website and they started fining guys ridiculous amounts for the same plays they used to profit off of. EVERYBODY knew it - even these same media people and all the fans that were sending money to me and the team to cover the fine. AGAIN AT NO TIME did Mike T. EVER suggest anybody hurt anybody or that they'd be rewarded for anything like that. GTFOH with that BS!!!"

Steelers president Art Rooney II responded to Harrison's initial comments on Thursday. 

"I am very certain nothing like this ever happened," Rooney said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I have no idea why James would make a comment like this but there is simply no basis for believing anything like this."

Harrison's longtime agent, Bill Parise, echoed Rooney's sentiments when asked about Harrison's claim. 

"Absolutely not. Never happened," Parise told the Tribune-Review. "I would have known that. It didn't happen."

Harrison made the comments during a recent appearance on the "Going Deep" podcast with Willie Colon, Harrison's former teammate in Pittsburgh. Harrison said that, shortly after being fined by the league for his hit on Massaquoi, Tomlin provided him with some assistance. 

"I'm not going to say what, but he handed me an envelope after that," Harrison said. 

While Tomlin has yet to publicly address the matter, Saints head coach Sean Payton, who served a one-year suspension in 2011 for his role New Orleans' "Bountygate" scandal, was asked about Harrison's comments with CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. 

"If people are waiting for the league to investigate that, they shouldn't hold their breath," Payton said. "I think what took place with us back in 2011, in so many ways was a sham. And yet there wasn't a lot we could do with it. The players were vindicated, but from a league or coaching standpoint, there is no union. There is no representation."