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Mendhall’s Tweeting Again; And Rooney’s Putting the Fire Out

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is at it again on Twitter, throwing out some real head scratching random comments after Sunday night’s announcement of the US killing of terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Here’s some of the tweets that Mendenhall threw out Monday night.

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

“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 in hell . . . I ask how would God feel about your heart?”

Now we know that Mendenhall has opened up in the past, after all, he was the one that compared the NFL lockout to slavery. He’s bound to get plenty of heat for his latest comments, and Steelers president Art Rooney II quickly came to task Tuesday, stating the following about the comments of Mendenhall.

“I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments,” Rooney said in a statement released by the Steelers. “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.”

One more time Rashard – keep your mouth shut.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Thomas Crowley

    May 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Rashard Mendenhall is a complete dumbass 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…

    Thats we’ve onley heard one side comment is what really makes him look clueless.

  2. Darren

    May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    As a person who lost friends on 9/11 and an AMERICAN I know this idiot does not represent the hard working people of Pittsburgh or the classy organization that is the Steelers. I am a life long Jet fan here in NJ and I hope that the good people of Pittsburgh let this jackass know what he said was unacceptable and boo the hell out of him at the first time he touches the ball when football resumes.

    P.S. See you in the playoffs…

    • Polly43

      May 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      Yes I agree, here in Pitts. Steeler Nation, I sure don’t agree with Rashard’s comments and I definitely hope people let him know what he said was NOT appreciated. I tweeted how I felt about what he said. He embarrassed us here in Steeler Nation. But, he’s only one person one player..he’s NOT the Team…we LOVE our team and support our team. But, sometimes some members of that team just need a wakeup call. We are very patriotic and many of the troops that served in Iraq were from Western Pa and surrounding areas. Maybe Rashard would like to take their place on their “field”..!! I wonder if his opinion would still be the same after serving on a battle field instead of a football field?

      Here supporting our Team and our Troops in Western Pa..! Thanks to all the men and women of our armed forces for their bravery and dedication..we Love you all!! Go Steelers!!

  3. Robert

    May 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    This guy needs to go. We need to cut him now. There is no place in Pittsburgh for a player like him. He should worry more about how to hold onto a football.Send him to the Jets with the other bum.

  4. steelerfolife

    May 4, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh and have been a very very proud DIE HARD Steeler fan since I could walk and talk. And lets be honest, you do not have to like the Steelers but the Rooney family has the highest of values and class in and out football. I may not like certain teams but I sure can admit I do have respect for other teams and organizations for the way they conduct themselves on and off the field. With that being said I certainly hope people judge the person not the organization he is affiliated with when it comes to such an event as this. I pray, beg, plea for the Rooney’s to cut, get rid, wash your hands of Rashard Mendenhall!!!! Just my opinion but if you want to comment on the way people cheered after killing Bin Laden there is not a whole lot people could say, even though I for one would not stand in your corner but to say “We have only heard one side of the story”???? As if you wanted to hear Usama announce he did not do it?? If you had half a mind you would remember him taking credit for it knucklehead!!!! As well as many other murders (just in case you missed those on the news also). Much more I would love to say but I will just leave it with, Mr. Rooney, PLEASE PLEASE CUT YOUR TIES, I AM JUST ONE FAN BUT I DO NOT IN ANY WAY WANT HIM REPRESENTING OUR PROUD STORIED FRANCHISE WEARING THAT UNIFORM!!! PLEASE!!!!

  5. tim

    May 4, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I like what he has to say and that he isn’t afraid of the hive mind making his decisions for him. I was afraid that I couldn’t support the team because I had to cheer for bums like big ben. This gives me hope that we have players on our team that don’t need to conform to what is popular in order to have an opinion.

    • Jay

      May 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      That’s the problem, Tim…I am the last one for despostic rule and total conformity and am totally against the idea of being or acting like an automaton (Hive-minded as you say). But there are extenuating circumstances that, yes, we MUST ALL BE ON THE SAME PAGE, PERIFUCKINGUD!!!! AND 9-11 just happens to be one of those rare times, period! Anything else to me means you’re self righteous and trying to seem better than everyone with higher “moral” values! There is no gray matter here! You’re wrong if you’re for Bin Laden living and you’re right if you’re for him dying, period! Shut up and go away if you differ on this! We are Americans!

  6. Ace

    January 2, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Rashard is somewhat right…but one thing is for sure, there are a lot more idiots who believe what he’s saying is wrong simply because its not ‘patriotic’. They’ve sold out to this lie that the people who operate the American government believes in freedom and justice. They think they’re patriots when in reality they are enslavers who are proponents of an enslaving system.

    I like how that one fool says he has friends that died in 9-11…and yet STILL thinks that it was Iraqi’s and/or Arabs (or whoever they want to hate for that matter) that killed them. They listen to whatever the media tells them to, or, what they want to hear because they can’t accept the truth that it was their own people that they voted for who did it. They live and breath prejudice as long as it helps their standing in society…and that at the expense of these ‘friends’ who died in 9-11.

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