Steelers Star Mendenhall Offers Questionable bin Laden Tweets


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden’s death.

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…”

Mendenhall didn’t hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks.

“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

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.”

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  • El Chepo

    It’s called freedom of speech.

    • Saber 1

      It’s called be ignorant. He can’t even spell his own name. Another college student to be proud of. Ship his a$$ to Iraq or Yemen, he’ll fit right in.

    • C Jones

      Nobody is threatening to prosecute him. His speech is free. We can criticize him for being a moron. That’s also free speech.

  • greg

    Another brilliant athlete heard from, how can he tweet, he can’t even read, must have hired someone to type for him.

  • What the f..k

    Thumbs up!!!!

  • rite on

    I agree with mendenhall..Show us proof that Osama is really dead.Its all dirty politics…

    • C Jones

      Let me now demonstrate free speech: rite on, you are a moron

      • Fabs

        Must agree..

  • Frank

    Greg is so correct !!

  • uFools

    Stick to playing football and don’t venture into the principles of Engineering.

  • MarinesMom

    What an idiot. Is he a Muslim? Too much money going to these unappreciative sports idiots.

  • bill burns

    Rashad is a communist and pro Jihadist. Where’s Roger Stupiddell the commish when this is clearly a violation of national security. Send him to Yemen for training camp.

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