Najee Harris didn’t sleep on the floor in his dorm room at Alabama, but that is what everyone thought happened after ESPN’s Steve Levy said it during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 29-27 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday night — which prompted the running back to take to twitter after the game.
Levy, during the “Monday Night Football” broadcast, told a false story about how Harris was “more used to” sleeping on the floor when he got to Alabama after growing up living in a homeless shelter.
“Even when he got to Alabama on the full-ride [scholarship], got the fancy dorm room, he spent the first few months in Alabama sleeping on the floor,” Levy said during the game. “Said he was just more comfortable, he was more used to that.”
Levy likely mixed up Harris with former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs — who did sleep on the floor of his dorm room.
Levy apologized to Harris on Twitter on Tuesday, and announced he had made a donation to Harris’ foundation.
Harris finished with 62 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries on Monday night in their win against the Bears. For the 2021 season, the 23-year-old has ran for 541 yards and four touchdowns.