Rashard Mendenhall Causes Stir With bin Laden Tweets

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall appears to fall into the "truther" camp of those who choose not to believe everything that the government tells you. 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."
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."

President Art Rooney II writes, “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.”

Several other Mendenhall tweets invoked religion, but recounting and debating them would mess up the central point of some remarkably stupid statements.

“There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to #think.’’ Mendenhall tweeted.


You know what I think? I think I’ll bring up another tweet that Mendenhall posted and apparently must be so proud of:

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. Solution, DON'T ARGUE.
He’s right. I’m done arguing.


Mendenhall has 13,631 followers on Twitter, and he personally follows 66. Included in the group he's following is the Dalai Lama, comedian Sarah Silverman and the Park Community Church in Chicago.

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