During last night’s Monday Night Football game, ESPN took the time to highlight the empowering, well-documented story of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris overcoming homelessness to become an NFL star.
While play-by-play broadcaster Steve Levy was discussing Harris’ journey, he shared an interesting detail about his early days at Alabama.
“Even when he got to Alabama on the full ride, got the fancy dorm room, he spent the first few months in Alabama sleeping on the floor,” Levy said. “Said he was just more comfortable, he was more used to that.”
Unfortunately for Levy, it appears he stretched the truth with the anecdote.
Harris took to Twitter postgame, and quickly debunked the claim that he preferred sleeping on the floor to his dorm room bed.
“Bra I ain’t sleep on no damn floor in college,” Harris tweeted. “I slept on my bed.”
Yikes. https://t.co/zJs8JyZvfs— The Fan Morning Show (@FanMorningShow) November 9, 2021
Harris rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 29-27 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday. He also caught three passes for 16 yards.