Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy

    May 3, 2011
    Josh Wolford

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


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.