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Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy

Next in a long line of athletes to get in trouble on Twitter

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Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is causing quite a stink over remarks he made on Twitter about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  In the comments, he questions the events of 9/11 and suggests that people’s hatred of Bin Laden is a one-sided affair.

Check out his recent tweets:

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… 19 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@dkeller23 We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style 19 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart? 18 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to #think 18 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

Interesting.

Since athletes saying controversial stuff on Twitter is now the norm, organizations must release quick statements whenever an athlete gets a little too post-happy. Steelers President Art Rooney said this, posted on steelers.com:

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 is already a trending topic on Twitter, and is the recipient of some pretty declaratory tweets, rolling in bunches by the second:

Rashard Mendenhall is a piece of trash. Just another reason to hate the Steelers…. 9 minutes ago via Osfoora for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Rashard Mendenhall is a Communist 9 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Rashard mendenhall is a bitch 10 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

Mendenhall hasn’t tweeted in the last 17 hours.

Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy
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  • Rob

    I wish he lost a wife or child 9/11 and see how he will feel then. Piece of garbage you are mendenhall get out of the country

    • Trushar

      Rob. Did you loose someone in the 9/11 attacks? And from your comments it seems you may favor the ‘eye for an eye’ philosophy. Did you know that the so called “terrorists” also are proponents of the ‘eye for an eye’ philosophy. What makes you different from them? To me you are one and the same!!! And yes I am aware that you haven’t murdered anyone, but I bet you would if you were given a chance to.

      P.S. Why does Mendenhall have to get out of the country? What? You own it? Why is he not allowed to voice his opinion without having his citizenship revoked? Oh that right, it was only his sponsorship!

  • Ken Sochin-Bish

    I believe that Mr Mendenhall is a typical football player, when you think about it their education is not the normal college education. They are well schooled in the sports program (oh yes they are into dance, just watch them make fools of themselves when they end up in the end zone) Sports have become the wrestling of the 60’s , and just showmanship. Most players care about no-one but themselves. Which leaves me to believe that perhaps Mr Mendenhall lost a piece of himself when Ossama was shot. I regret that we couldn’t have gotten him alive so that he could have suffered hanging in full view of his followers, he was a coward when you see him hiding behind a women you will see that. I say to Mr. Mendenhall to stick to football that’s what he is being way over paid to do. By the way I would rather piss on him when he was alive.

    • Trushar

      @Ken

      You sound like an idiot. Yes I know it’s a totally judgemental comment, but I had to make it, given the nature of your comments you retard(Hangover version).

  • RIGHTEOUS MAN

    MR. SOCHIN-BISH YOUR COMMENTARY SEEMS A. QUITE GENERAL IN YOUR DEPICTION OF ATHELETES. THERE WERE AND ARE MANY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MEN & GREAT POLITICIANS WHO WERE ATHELETES. AND B. A BIT PERSONAL, MR. MENDENHALL NEVER SAID HE WAS A BIN LADEN SYMPATHIZER, HE ONLY SAID WHAT HAS BEEN A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS FLAWED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE’S. ALSO THAT OUR CELEBRATING BIN LADENS DEATH ON TELEVISION MIRRORS THE IRAQI’S CELEBRATING IN THE STREETS AFTER 9/11. SO IF THE PEOPLE WHO PREACH TAKING THE HIGH ROAD & BEING MORALLY RIGHTEOUS ARE ACTING JUST LIKE THE “BAD GUYS”. WELL THEN WHO REALLY ARE THE GOOD GUYS.

    THIS IS STILL AMERICA, PEOPLE STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK THEIR OPINIONS WITHOUT HAVING TO CONDEMNED FOR DOING SO…

    • Consigliere00

      Very Well said. To dismiss the comments as “stupid” ignores the reality that there are some who do not believe everything our Gov’t says and who do not think the same as everyone else or the “majority”. There is a big difference b/w being Pro-Bin Laden, and challenging people to examine their own beliefs

    • Carolina Blonde

      The Iraqi’s didn’t celebrate in the streets after 9-11. Get your facts straight!

      • Trushar

        Not all of them, but there were many who did. And not only in the Iraq, but most of the middle easter countries.

      • Trushar

        Get YOUR facts straight!

  • RIGHTEOUS MAN

    LET ME CORRECT A STATEMENT I MADE, MR. MENDENHALL DID NOT SAY “OUR GOVERNMENT WAS FLAWED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE’S.” THAT WAS AN INFERENCE I MADE FROM HIS STATEMENT OF “WE’VE ONLY HEARD ONE SIDE.” THE PRESSUMPTION THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT ALWAYS AS TRUTHFUL AS IT PORTRAYS ITSELF TO BE I.E. THE ITRAN CONTRA SCANDAL & THE CO-INTEL PROGRAM… BUT I DIGRESS.

  • RIGHTEOUS MAN

    *IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL*

  • bill

    why does the times publish this trash ?

    • http://webpronews steelerfan1056

      I think Mendenhall has a point. To all of you who think he is trash. Who led the steelers to a superbowl appearance.

      • Pat

        LOL Ben led them there and he Rashard fumbled the game away. WHOOPS

        • joe

          lol get Pat give em those facts

          • joe

            my bad meant get em Pat

  • http://gridironexperts.com Martin Luther King

    “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • Pat

      A couple of things, that quote wasn’t from MLK Jr., and look what happen to him. He did love, about 46 women that weren’t his wife… CYA

      • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Richardson

        Making his overall message less accurate how?

        • Trushar

          @Chris…

          There are many a idiots out there…. Ignorance is bliss for them!

      • Trushar

        @Pat…

        You’re ANOTHER idiot. That quote IS without a doubt from MLK.

        I love retards(Hangover version) like you. NOT!

        • Little92

          @Trushar

          The quote is NOT, in fact, directly sourced from Martin Luther King, Jr. From the word “Returning” on through the end of the quote is straight from Dr. King’s mouth, I will grant you that. However, The first sentence of the quote is the words of an American born school teacher in Japan who dared to have a reaction to OBL’s death that was different than every other “patriot” going off half cocked at the scent of blood like a pack of sharks. So, on the theme of quotes and in your own words, “Get YOUR facts straight!” and, “You sound like an idiot…you retard.” Oh wait, almost forgot…(Hangover Version)

  • terlando

    I truly agree with RIGHTEOUS MAN. If we think, as a third person in this case, from not having revenge neither the loss of 11/9, U may know the major part of the world. Our third world have a bigger common sense when this is published between two sides. In my perspective, let us think first that Osama its right on stopping the US by protecting the nature. Second, US made is defensive way to proceed. One question really annoying me is: how the two planes crashs by Bin Laden own hands? Never thought of the own powerful US Goverment having such own american spies doing this? Lets say that, if the US is the most powerful in the world and who will stop the bigger one in the logical way and chronological sense? Someone should also made this nature cicle. U get what i mean when i say talents and weak points?

    • terlando

      one more thing is this webpage:
      http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2011/0502/Osama-bin-Laden-killed-How-the-world-is-reacting

      I think theres no law in war games.

    • Pat

      What did any of that mean. I assume you are foreign and went through like good translator, either that or you are almost as unintelligent as Rashard.

      • Richard

        actually, Pat, Rashard is quite intelligent !

        • joe

          Your English is so flawed that I should have the right to punch you in the face….GTFO out of here with your 3rd world country BS this is America we only like ourselves!

          • terlando

            U get what i mean when they start like this? Maybe thats why US is been so unfamed for that.

  • terlando

    U have to know also that is a big mass of people that its growing bigger and bigger. Someday the food properties area cannot stand the human growing. And human will start to have space food on earth.

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    for sure he is in a deep trouble

  • 2 damnhi

    For those if you who forgot, slavery, the tuskegee experiment, the assassination of many leaders of color, and the foundation this country was built on (killing lieing theft, etc….,anything is possible !!!! So mendenhal speak your mind, we are all allowed to have an opinion !!!!! & voice it, don’t run after you do !!!

    • Pat

      Freedom of speech is great, but dont forget about what can happen when you use it. What if Obama said now that he hates all Jewish people because he thinks they were responsible for 9/11 (which is a popular theory) would you like him to remain in office?

      • terlando

        Of course. I think personally that he will stay in the office after accomplishing one victory. But what u think about Iraq invasion for the US mean? I heard that it brought a bad image to US. And what really made Us to invade them?

    • Richard

      hear hear 2 damnhi!!!!

  • caleb

    I understand what he is saying, but he is saying it in the wrong way. I too was not happy to hear about the death of him, as I wish he could of served his time with out putting the onus of murder on one of our Navy Seals. They did what they had to do though. I hope people are celebrating the fact that a terrorist leader is not going to be plotting anymore attacks. I hope we are not celebrating the fact that someone is dead.

    • Trushar

      Bravo!

  • http://webpronews.com mickey kes

    I believe as a christian that Rashard is right. It is not good to rejoice over other peoples deaths even if Bin Laden was a terrorist. If I killed your brother and he was a terrorist would you rejoice?

  • D horner

    He has a right to say whatever he wants to.He is entitiled to his own thoughts. Every person is different. Now I don’t agree with him but I dont have to. The great thing about this country freedom of expression.

  • Mark

    Mendenhall is a piece of shit, go to middle east then u bastard

    • Trushar

      Why don’t you go there Mark.

      Here’s another one! Retard(Hangover version) that is!

    • Richard

      what an a$$ you are !

  • Gene

    I am one of those people who was elated when I heard Bin Ladin was killed. I’ll go further to say that I personally don’t care whether or not he was armed. I think he was nothing more than an insect, better yet, a disease that needed to be eliminated BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. On the other hand, I respect Mendenhall’s right to express his opinion. At least, when he tweets, everybody knows the source of the tweet. Any troll can log on to a message board and trash someone. I wonder how many of these people that are so pumped up with cyber-courage would be brave enough to confront Mendenhall without a weapon or a gang of people to back them up. It’s real easy to talk about what you want to do to someone when no one knows who you are. BTW, I am a retired U.S. Marine who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I feel that my fellow service members and I served to preserve every American’s right (including Mr. Mendenhall’s) to express his or her opinion.

    • Jordan

      Thank you for your service. We finally got him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=605161709 Ben

    I’m in the South Dakota national guard. I don’t like that the man said on his twitter, but I’ll die in defense of his right to say it. History is written by the winners. I believe that there is still an incredible amount of information about 9/11 that we haven’t been told, and may never be told. Whether the information pertains to who did it, how they did it, etc, I believe there’s more.

    I said it before but I’ll say it again. I may not like what people say, but I’ll die defending their right to say it.

    That quote is from something else, it’s certainly not my own, if someone knows where it originated, let me know please.

  • John Bayers

    rashard is right! Who celebrates a man’s death? lets get real now.

    • joe

      well apparently that one church Westboro Baptist Church celebrates the death of men…men of our armed services for protecting this country.

  • Richard

    Hear hear Rashard….you are a brave man for articulating what I and some many others are quietly wondering about.

  • flex

    You are a fucking idiot rashad, don’t think for one min you think you no what you are talking about. A pice of advice next time your drunk and want to tweet do your self a favor go the fuck to bed dumb ass.