Have you seen this?
"The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..."
"We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
Mendenhall has since deleted his 9/11-related tweet.
The Steelers felt compelled to act. On Tuesday, team president Art Rooney II released a statement.
"I have not spoken with Rashard, so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."
Mendenhall, who profiles himself as a "conversationalist and professional athlete" on his Twitter page, turned some heads in March, as well, when he supported a comment by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson comparing the NFL to "modern-day slavery."
"Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother," Mendenhall posted at the time.
"I believe in God. I believe we're ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge."
"Those who judge others, will also be judged themselves."
"For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn ... I ask how would God feel about your heart?"
"There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to think."
Mendenhall's string of tweets ended around 6 p.m. Monday. He has not tweeted since.
Sports radio talk shows in Pittsburgh -- and around the nation -- were fielding calls on Tuesday about his comments.
Mendenhall didn't hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Now, I understand that we here at B&G all have differnet takes on governement and politics.... but come on Rashard!
Well he will get Booed when ever he get the ball this year maybe in Pittsburgh to.
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