Skip to comments.Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Defends Osama Bin Laden
Posted on 05/03/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT by LSUfan
The 23-year-old native of Illinois didn't like the way Americans were celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden on Monday, and he let out his frustrations on Twitter.
"What kind of person celebrates death?" Mendenhall, who last made national headlines for fumbling in the Super Bowl and "celebrating" a little too hard with Ben Roethlisberger in the playoffs, wrote. "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."
That wasn't all, though, as Mendenhall expressed doubt that airplanes could have demolished the World Trade Center.
"We'll never know what really happened," Mendenhall wrote. "I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
Obviously, Mendenhall has spent at least 15 minutes watching some of the awesome 9/11 conspiracy videos on YouTube, and he's passing that off as "enlightenment."
"There is not an ignorant bone in my body," he said. "I just encourage you to [think]."
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Well I’m not picking him up on my fantasy team this year.
We should listen to a kook who fumbled the Super Bowl?
We heard Osama bin Laden speak on 9-11.
He will rue the day he opened his mouth!
How's this, jerk?
As if one needed another reason to hate the Steelers...
No ignorant bones. Just all the grey matter.
One more reason why I have stopped watching the NFL.
Give me a GREAT college game any day!! More scoring, more excitement, more heart in the game!!
This guy can relate.
We're not celebrating "death." We're celebrating freedom from the earthly existence of a vile sub-human who sought OUR death.
“There is not an ignorant bone in my body”.
Well you are clearly an ignorant BONEhead, but physiologically it is the abject lack of functioning, firing neuronal synapses that are the problem with big-mouthed dumbasses like you, Mendenhall.
Let’s see how Rush defends this idiotic statement from one of his precious Steelers.
Proof that playing football does indeed cause brain damage? Or was he just born that way?
I guess this dumbass who alleges himself not to have an ignorant bone in his body missed that April 2002 video in which bin Laden open admits and brags about directing the operation.
I have a degree in construction, and when I saw what had happened on 9/11, I knew it would be a miracle if those buildings did not come down. All you need is a rudimentary understanding of high school physics to know that the likely outcome of planes filled with fuel, crashing into those buildings, even at slow speeds, would do just what they did... that’s why they did it. What a fool...
I guess this dumbass who alleges himself not to have an ignorant bone in his body missed that April 2002 video in which bin Laden openly admits and brags about directing the operation.
But, the rest of what this guy says is pure idiocy. Mendenhall - I guess - is saying that if we just understood bin Laden as a person, that would somehow make the murder of (literally) thousands of people, not just in the US, but all over the globe, somehow "understandable". It might be the most offensive thing I have ever heard. If the NFL, much less the Steelers, allow him to put a uniform on again, something is wrong - very, very wrong.
Twitter. The Achilles Heel of the stupid.
A young man who plays a game for a living...I don’t expect much, especially intellect.
Is he Rosie O’Donut’s long lost twin brother.
Proof positive that the Steelers need to add padding to their helmets. And tape to their mouths.
This is the problem with Dummies. They are ignorant.
OBL was a civil engineer that probably studied the best way to bring down the towers. Remember the FIRST attempt in 93 FAILED.
Is this brainless jock saying that Clinton tried to bring down the towers in 93.
Better to shut your mouth and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Is Rashad a Muslim?
These dick heads believe that those building should have toppled over! They cant understand that, that much mass will come straight down and is the exact reason demos work the way they do.
Of course, when they have no intellect and have done nothing but play a game all their life..
It doesn't say whether he is a member of that death cult, or just a run-of-the-mill Liberal idiot.
Undoubtedly would have loved Hitler.
It’s just semantics, really.
There is not *one* ignorant bone in his body; they are ALL ignorant, apparently.
Rashard does sound a bit Amish.
Apparently at 13,this man did not understand , what happened and at 23 he is either ignorant or a brother in islam.
As a Steeler fan, I always thought Redman should’ve been getting the ball more than Mendenhall. He averages a yard more per carry and he DOESN’T FUMBLE.
Just another reason to hate the Stillers.
Between Rapistburger, and Osama bin Mendenhall, they’re developing quite a cast.
And that's all I NEED to hear
If we're going to start getting real rational, it's also pretty amazing how grown men can get paid millions of dollars to run with a ball.
Or that millions of people spend money to make a bunch of physical freaks rich playing a game where the whole point is to slam the guy with the ball to the ground.
If Mendenhall was even a little intellecually curious, he could quite quickly find the video of bin Laden from just a months or so after 9/11 where he speaks in great detail about how the plan when "better" than he could have even imagined. In that tape, he talks about his own engineering background and how he even underestimated the power of that fuel fire. He thought that the tops of the towers would actually fall over, leaving the bottom parts intact.
In the transcript from that particular tape, you can read where bin Laden says...
"we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower. We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all..
Later in that same video, even without speaking Arabic, you can understand his hand signals he makes about the towers leaning over, and then falling - and as he's making these gestures he's literally laughing about it.
Maybe Brandon doesn't know how to use the internet.
Oxy moron ping!
Ironic, this guy is going to the Jets. They will take anyone.
“The Steelers don’t put up with kooks. “
Really? And what about their QB?
He probably believes Dick Cheney made him fumble that ball.
Ben made mistakes as a young man with much success.
He is getting married this summer and settling down.
The sign kinda implies the space was once occupied in the first place. I’m not so sure...
Hey Mendenhall... good luck finding a job after your NFL “career” is over fool.
.” That wasn’t all, though, as Mendenhall expressed doubt that airplanes could have demolished the World Trade Center. “
Football players have not been known to be the smartest people in the world after the fact.
“Ben made mistakes as a young man with much success.”
Very serious mistakes. I hope you’re right that he finds a better path. But it sort of diffuses your claim that the Steelers don’t put up with kooks. They don’t put up with kooks... UNLESS the kooks are extraordinarily talented.
Either way, I do not wish good things for Mendenhall.
“Maybe Brandon doesn’t know how to use the internet.”
He’s one of the lazy people that just spout what some lefty nutcase tells him.