Skip to comments.Furore as NFL star Rashard Mendenhall lashes out at people who celebrated bin Laden's death
Posted on 05/03/2011 11:02:49 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
NFL star Rashard Mendenhall is at the centre of a storm over Twitter posts he made on Monday night about Osama bin Laden's death.
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back criticised people who celebrated the terror mastermind shooting.
It forced the team's president to issue a statement distancing the organisation from Mendenhall's comments.
Mendenhall ranted on Twitter against the general reaction to the Al Qaeda's death and even questions that Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
He tweeted: 'We'll never know what really happened. 'I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.'
The scenes of celebration around the country on Sunday night and Monday annoyed the football star.
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“It’s a ‘burgh thing.”
Correction, it was Adrian Peterson who made the slavery remark. Mea culpa.
No, it isn’t. That was Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.
Got me by one second...:-)
Corrected and acknowledged. Man am I gonna get an earful on this! lol
Mendenhall learned well from Dan Rooney's classless shout out to O'Bambi after the Super Bowl.
What a complete putz!!
Is he a muslim?
I just have a hard time believing an individual can receive bone quaking hits to the head over-and-over, year-after-year on the gridiron without causing permanent and progressive dainbramage.
I don’t know. I wasn’t able to find any information on his religious affiliation.
Another lame brained celebrity.
Either terminally stupid or has taken too many head shots. In either case, he’s an irrelevant ahole.
I guess this Truther thug never heard any of OBL taped rants on the Hip Hop/Rap station he listens to. When a terrorist and all his friends take credit for and there is evidence of them planning both attacks on the WTC, it seems likely they is guilty.
Lash out all you want. I downed a glass of bourbon upon the news. And, in response to Mr Mendenhall, I think that I shall consume another. The world is a better place with the coward bin Laden dead. Learn it, live it, love it.
As an Ohio State fan, I can relate. We’ve got some real doozies on our football team. Trading memorabilia and autographs for cheap TATOOS! What idiots.
I’m equally annoyed with the people I heard on the radio today, beating around the bush and offering explanations for why Mendenhall sent these tweets.
Face it, he’s a left wing hater as well as an idiot.
I’m almost glad the Cowboys took Felix Jones instead of this idiot. Almost.
Well, he doesn’t exactly look like Einstein, does he....
And I don't believe two of the world's tallest buildings were brought down demolition style and no one, not a single person has come forward to say they were a part of said demolition, saw any part or the preparation of a demolition, heard any part of a demolition or have since discovered any evidence or witnesses to a demolition.
It takes professional demolition companies weeks if not months to prepare a building for demolition. It's a noisy, dirty job that could never have been hidden from those who worked or visited the buildings. Anyone who thinks these buildings were brought down by a controlled demo needs to ask themselves how could that have happened when no one saw or heard a thing prior to 9/11.
I’m surprised he could compose a tweet. You know, like spell words in English and all.
We need to bring back exiling. Let him earn his living kicking goats heads around a field. Mendenhall’s IQ is so low I doubt he’d make the connection, but such a fate would make most people appreciate what they had given up when they lost their US citizenship.
I can definitely celebrate death.
It’s been days and I am still celebrating.
I may never stop celebrating!
Dumb as a box of rocks! The physics involved in the buildings collapse are simple, only an idiot couldn’t understand the processes following the collisions.
If you examine the standard of living of blacks from 1945-1965 and then from 1965-1985 you will see that through the natural progression of society that blacks did better before we started race based legislation.
The other question is, if they used a demolition team, why use planes in the first place? By uses charges you would kill 100% of the occupants of the building, and plus there would be no video to scrutinize afterward.
I’ve forged a lot of iron and steel with commom charcoal briquettes for fuel. With a good supply of air you can melt steel to the point it flows like water. The towers formed perfect draft chimneys, the upward flow of air had to be intense.
And a fire that size will suck in the air creating a greater inferno. And, while it may not be windy on the ground, hundreds of feet in the air it often is.
According to a structural engineer interviewed by the Times in 2003,
it would take a terrorist a half day to cut through one of the main cables, using perhaps an acetylene torch.
Stick to football d*ckhead.
I sat on a bus yesterday (in Arlington, Va) and heard a gentleman attempt to give a 90-second intellectual commentary that lined up with Mendenhall’s comments. He was talking to his associate and I sat there listening to this. I think it’s mostly an intellectual game that you would play....taking the opposite position and hoping to convince people that you have a point.
And intellectual kid would do the same thing by eating dirt and then trying to convince you that it actually has taste and nutrients. You listen to the kid for moment, watch him eat the dirt, and then simply shake your head because in your heart of hearts....you know that dirt is dirt.
I saw the aftermath of a Diesel fire in a generator room. A fuel line got a small crack in it and misted against the exhaust manifold of the generator. The resulting fire melted some steel in the room to the point that it sagged and collapsed upon its own weight.
He does one thing well. And his lack of work ethic in his rookie season almost jeopardized his ability to make money at that. He just needs to try to run through tackles and shut up.
There is no magic in acetylene other than convenient form, it is easy to combine with oxygen. Vaporized jet fuel isn't different.
The towers had all that was needed ro melt steel, plenty of fuel and plenty of oxygen.
When the floor beams started to sag they pulled the verticals out of plumb and the whole thing rolled in to itself like rolling a sock.
It was a simple, uncomplicated process, no magic, just physics. Once it started it could not be stopped.
Given that the msm gives Jesse Ventura a platform to spew his insanity this is no surprise.
Useful idiots are always exploited by the America hating leftist media.
My reaction: He’s a football player.
There was a female guest on the radio tonight who has written a book about the “conspiracy to demolish WTC buildings” on 9/11. She actually stated that there was a hurricane reported at the three NYC airports on that day, Hurricane Erin (I actually thought she said Aaron) I checked for it and it was actually Hurricane Erin, and its path came no where near NYC. Between this one, Jesse Ventura and that shrill, no talent Alex Jones, we are doomed.
I know this may be a little off the wall: But I worked as a structural designer in concrete and structural steel for over 40 years; and even as I watched the twin towers fall, I could hardly believe my eyes. But given more research it is very feasable.
We should not forget,a Fed-X pilot attemped to hi-jack a Fed-X plane a few years earlier than 9-11-01 and crash it into the Fed-X hub in Memphis.
It’s like a pastor(Ron Dunn)said:”It is easier for me to say no to Satan, than it is to say yes to God.”
And like the cartoon character in B.C. comics said:.... “Man has no trouble at all believing he can become God;.....Yet he cannot bring himself to believe, that God can become man.”
Reahuh making the extra effort to push that link everywhere, huh?
As long as it is relevant FRiend - btw welcome to FR
I wonder if Ventura will get called out this time thru as the OBL/SEALS talk heats up ....Ventura was never a SEAL ... never saw combat ... was never in Vietnam.
I hear a big flushing sound in his future.
If he runs for 1000+ yards and 30 TDs, he’ll still not make the Pro Bowl.
With stats like the ones you posted, Mendenhall could be caught, with video and photo evidence mind you, of having a ménage à trois with Osama bin Laden along with a goat and still make it to the Pro Bowl.
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