Rashard Mendenhall Tweets Against National Pride - Page 2
As a society do we expect Mendenhall’s comments not to have any value or depth because he is just a football player? Mendenhall is a person with a unique perspective on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Of all organizations, the first class Steelers, owned by Dan Rooney (US Ambassador to Ireland and the driving force behind the “Rooney Rule”) should understand the diversity within its team. Those players share the same ideas when on the gridiron but outside the stadium they are individuals.
Let’s be real about this, Mendenhall is in the minority but his thoughts cause a healthy debate. I follow a few athletes on Twitter and I’ve read much worse. If people were really offended by Mendenhall’s comments they should look at other athletes who would have various race, political and gay rights groups calling the league.