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Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time  
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Mendenhall ..on Usama Bin Laden "Quote" "how can people hate a person they have never heard speak?" "We are only hearing one side of the story" ... 

The Steelers better be looking for a new running back .... the Steelers have a proud tradition of patriotism and demanding their players conduct themselves according to team standards. They are not perfect ...so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/steelers...ying-weve-only-heard-one-side.html

From the team that gave the world the great story of Rocky Blier , Franco Harris and many others I hope they take care of Rashard swiftly. The great patriotic Rev Ray Lewis may come back just to settle this issue up !!!
The Roony's are a good family and they do allot for veterans and our wounded ... they certainly should be troubled by Rashards comments ..

Check out Rocky Bleirs story ... pretty cool

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Bleier


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21554 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Idiots are everywhere, and there's no reason to think that the NFL is devoid of them. Best thing to do is ignore them.

-Mir



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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Wow...too many blows to the head? Thank God I'm (unfortunately) a Vikings fan...


So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21554 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
Thank God I'm (unfortunately)

That's a strange phrase to use....

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

He's a jock. He isn't paid for his ideas, nor is he expected to be a great thinker. (It's gravy when they are.)

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
a Vikings fan...

Something about a boat and some women, and a bunch of arrests.



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User currently offlinefuturepilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
He's a jock. He isn't paid for his ideas, nor is he expected to be a great thinker. (It's gravy when they are.)

Unfortunately, there are scholars, who have degrees up the ass who believe the same ideals as mendenhall.



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User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

He is a football player, he may be officially educated (just because he played good football and probably not because of his academic achievements) but he is not paid for and expected to say smart things at all, I am wondering if he even knew who OBL is. This whole thing is surprising why??

User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Quoting lewis (Reply 6):
This whole thing is surprising why??



Your right ... but they are public figures and need to try to be a bit "diplomatic" especially on issue like OBL. Like sports figures everywhere ... the fans and paying public are their bread and butter . It is better to not be controversial and say asinine things like this if you want the butter on your bread.

As a citezen he can say whatever he wants ...but as a employee of the Steelers he may have just screwed up.



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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):

The Steelers better be looking for a new running back
Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):
so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

So using this logic, Mendenhall should be punished and fined and then required to apologize.

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Idiots are everywhere, and there's no reason to think that the NFL is devoid of them. Best thing to do is ignore them.

+1



To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting futurepilot16 (Reply 5):
Unfortunately, there are scholars, who have degrees up the ass who believe the same ideals as mendenhall.

And I hold the scholars to a higher standard than I do jocks.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Quoting N6238P (Reply 8):
So using this logic, Mendenhall should be punished and fined and then required to apologize.



I don't really know to be honest .... You cant really bust a guy for posting his opinions I guess . Who knows ?, I just thought it was a bad choice and certainly bad timing.



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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Thats the thing, the NFL set a standard years ago you can pretty much get away with murder and still be ok to play. This is nothing compared to what Mendenhall's peers have done in the past.


To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I went to high school with him and his brother, Walter!

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1943 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Who cares? Professional athletes say idiotic things about politics all the time. And it isn't like the quotation you give above is advocating terrorism etc., it is just a refusal to "hate" someone on principle. Didn't a certain well-worshipped man say to hate the sin not the sinner?

Ignore.



It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3359 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):
The Steelers better be looking for a new running back .... the Steelers have a proud tradition of patriotism and demanding their players conduct themselves according to team standards. They are not perfect ...so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

You're kidding right!! What Big Ben allegedly did was far worse than this (IMO the only thing worse than rape is murder), and yes he did pay his debt for it.

Even the smartest people say dumb stuff and in the US last time I checked you have the right to. Now the Steelers or the NFL have a right to punish him but I have a feeling the NFL has bigger issues to deal with like if there is going to be a season.

Let it be.

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
As a citezen he can say whatever he wants ...but as a employee of the Steelers he may have just screwed up.

He has a better chance of getting kicked off the Steelers for that fumble in the Super Bowl   .



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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
That's a strange phrase to use....

It's unfortunate, but I'd rather be a Vikes guy than a Steelers guy...plus, im not a Big Ben fan.

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
Something about a boat and some women, and a bunch of arrests.

Hmmm...I don't recall!  .



So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1118 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
Quoting lewis (Reply 6):
This whole thing is surprising why??



Your right ... but they are public figures and need to try to be a bit "diplomatic" especially on issue like OBL. Like sports figures everywhere ... the fans and paying public are their bread and butter . It is better to not be controversial and say asinine things like this if you want the butter on your bread.

True, but sports figures moreso than most public figures are surrounded by fawning sycophants every second they're not on their specific field of play, and it can be hard to remember to be diplomatic when every word you utter is treated like a direct missive from a burning bush on Mount Sinai by the people you associate with every day.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1109 times:

And 24 hours later:

Quote:
Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall wrote a "clarification" of his comments made Monday on Twitter regarding the death of Osama bin Laden.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...-for-clarifies-tweets-on-bin-laden

I guess "they" got to him as well  


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1096 times:

Mendenhall earned himself a new fan. I like people speaking from their own mind, not just repeating what they've been fed from others. He's got a head on his shoulders, no doubt.

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 18):
Mendenhall earned himself a new fan. I like people speaking from their own mind, not just repeating what they've been fed from others. He's got a head on his shoulders, no doubt.

I think he's right - people have completely missed RM's point. He's saying "hate" is a strong word to use when you do not know the guy, have no idea who he really is, and all you think you know about him comes from your spoon-fed media. By all means form any opinion you like about OBL, but blindly hating and hating and hating based on what the media tells you is a dangerous thing.

I've got no love for OBL but rejoicing in the death of someone, no matter who they are, because the media say you should is ignorant and classless.

The fact is you can hate on him all you want but what have you achieved? Personally I think reflection on what a terrible thing the whole affair was, and how ten years on we're no closer to sorting it all out, is a better way to go. But that's just me.

RM isnt defending OBL or saying he agrees with anything that happened, he's just saying that people should form their own opinions, and that hating a dead guy and rejoicing in his death is never good, doesnt matter who it is.



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8123 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 19):
RM isnt defending OBL or saying he agrees with anything that happened, he's just saying that people should form their own opinions, and that hating a dead guy and rejoicing in his death is never good, doesnt matter who it is.

That's not the issue with his comments as that's just a misguided point of view. The problem is he claims we don't have the whole story on 9/11 and "airplanes can't bring down buildings demolition-style". That's another matter of grave stupidity entirely.



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