Rashard Mendenhall under fire for Bin Laden Twitter comments

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By Sports Authority
JR Staff Writer

The name Osama Bin Laden reigned terror over the United States for nearly a decade. Bin Laden was often listed among the most dangerous men in the world. In 2001, he pulled off the only attack on the soil of the United States in history.

While the 9/11 attacks have been blamed on Bin Laden, there are many who believe George W. Bush, the president at the time, was also involved in the attacks. Bush was known for having several business dealings with people in the Middle East.

Late on the night of May 1, 2011, news outlets began reporting of Osama Bin Laden's death. Following the news, people all over the world have been celebrating. While Bin Laden has done bad things throughout his life, there are many who believe celebrating his death is uncalled for. God teaches the people to love everyone in spite of what they have done and not to celebrate death. Rashard Mendenhall is among the people who did not celebrate Bin Laden's death.

Mendenhall, the running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, called these people out on Twitter. He asked how a person could celebrate the death of another human being. The NFL star also questioned how people could hate someone they never met. Rashard Mendenhall said the American people have only heard one side of the story and he found it odd that a single airplane could make a structure as tall as the World Trade Center come tumbling down.

Once his comments were released, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL moved quickly to remove themselves from the statement. They also forced Mendenhall to remove his comments, but he has to yet to receive an official punishment from the NFL or his team.


Anonymous,  May 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Would it be wrong for the Steelers to cut an obviously un-American separatist from that team? I was a huge Mendenhall fan until I read his comments. Now I think he should go to the Middle East for a while since he only has gotten "one side of the story." Maybe he'll find an IED.....

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