This week Rashard Mendenhall's tweets criticizing celebrations of the death of Osama bin Laden and putting forth 9/11 conspiracy theories caused a storm of controversy. Fans and NFL analysts called the Steelers running back unpatriotic in addition to many other things. But Mendenhall isn't the first, and won't be the last, athlete whose actions caused many to question their patriotism. For decades, athletes have used their fame to make controversial political statements. From Muhammad Ali to Josh Howard, the progression of supposed unpatriotic acts by athletes has been an interesting one. Here is a History of (Supposed) Unpatriotic Acts by Athletes...

 

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