For once I would love it if a Steeler made headlines for some on-field accomplishments.
But Tuesday Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall made headlines for Tweets.
Here are some of his Tweets after the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed:
‚ÄúI believe in God. I believe we’re ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge.‚Äù
‚ÄúWe’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.‚Äù
‚ÄúWhat kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We‚Äôve only heard one side…‚Äù
Hey Rashard - SHUT UP. No one cares about your crazy conspiracy theory.
Since we live in such a great country where brave men and women fight to defend our freedoms, including freedom of speech, Mendenhall can take time out of his busy day to share his viewpoint.
But that same freedom of speech also gives me the right to call him a idiot. When you are in the public eye you have a responsibility to act a certain way. Unfortunately the multimillion dollar paychecks athletes cash puts them in the public eye. People care what you have to say.
As I further investigated his Twitter account I saw he described himself as a ‚ÄúConversationalist and Professional Athlete.‚Äù Glad to see that being an athlete is his ‚Äútop‚Äù priority.
I wish he would keep his crazy viewpoints to himself and work on breaking tackles and holding on to the football.
Anyone know where I can score an Isaac Redman jersey?