Mendenhall is at the center of controversy over his remarks concerning the death of Osama Bin Laden:
"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..."
He also added, "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style" and then said, "I'm not convinced he was even behind the attacks we have really seen no evidence to prove it other than the gov telling us."
The running back's comments irked Steelers team owner Art Rooney II, who issued this statement in response to Mendenhall: "I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments," Rooney said. "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."
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