2. Rashard Mendenhall Supports Osama Bin Laden
Date: May 2, 2011
Tweeter: Rashard Mendehall
Tweet: “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...We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
Description: While much of the United States was celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden, star Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was questioning the public celebrations over a human being’s death. That may have been acceptable, but fueling government conspiracy theories on a day that many 9/11 victims were finally getting closure could have used better planning. As a result, Mendenhall enraged sports writers and fans everywhere, and he even lost a new four-year endorsement deal with Champion.