Mendenhall 'tweets' about bin Laden's death draw criticism

May 2, 2011 Full story: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 8

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is being criticized on social media sites for Twitter posts that question celebrations of the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Mike

United States

#2 May 2, 2011
Hey Rashturd... can you read?

Bin Laden & Al Qaeda escalated its war against the U.S. In August 1998, Al Qaeda bombed two U.S. embassies in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) killing more than 200 people, including 12 Americans.

In October 2000, Al Qaeda bombed the U.S.S. Cole, an American guided-missile destroyer at Aden, Yemen, killing 17 American servicemen.

It committed its most devastating attack on September 11, 2001, when 19 Al Qaeda operatives hijacked four passenger planes and drove two into the Twin Towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon; a fourth plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attack.
USofA

Butler, PA

#3 May 3, 2011
Mike wrote:
Hey Rashturd... can you read?
Bin Laden & Al Qaeda escalated its war against the U.S. In August 1998, Al Qaeda bombed two U.S. embassies in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) killing more than 200 people, including 12 Americans.
In October 2000, Al Qaeda bombed the U.S.S. Cole, an American guided-missile destroyer at Aden, Yemen, killing 17 American servicemen.
It committed its most devastating attack on September 11, 2001, when 19 Al Qaeda operatives hijacked four passenger planes and drove two into the Twin Towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon; a fourth plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attack.
all horrible acts. mass murder is a crime against humanity. having said that you also need to realize that during the invasion and occupation of iraq we killed over 100,000 civilians a majority of them women and children. We call this collateral damage. This doesn't lessen bin ladens crime against humanity but should pose some hard to answer questions about our nation and our understanding of right and wrong.
my point is people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks.
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#4 May 3, 2011
This feral savage should be kicked out of the NFL and should never be allowed to play again! Just another illiterate jock with an exaggerated sense of self importance! If the steeler's management do not kick this moron off the team then they are complicit in his treason!
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#5 May 3, 2011
Waterboard his sorry azz and then deport him to a muslim theocracy!
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#6 May 3, 2011
If Mendenhall had stopped at "we shouldn't be celebrating anyone's death," I think a lot of people would have lauded him for appealing to our better natures. But to go on and say that we might feel more sympathetic to Bin Laden if we had only "heard the man speak" is moronic. I think thousands dead in the WTC speaks pretty damn loudly, as did his yearly video rantings about turning the streets of the Great Satan into "rivers of blood."
mike f

United States

#7 May 3, 2011
I say hand him a rifle,see how many of them millions of dollars he can hang on to.being a former army infantry man,this really piss's me off.this is whats wrong with some people.you think he would be willing to die to protect our country and its way of life?hell no he would'nt.Get rid of him or anybody else that feels that way.sorry if i offend anyone,but people like that don't deserve to live in theU.S.A.

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Since: Jun 08

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#8 May 3, 2011
Amen Rashard people can't handle the truth and most Americans are too stupid and gullible. They believe that cockamamy story the US GOVT told us about 9/11. Ignorant ingrates here in the US.

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Since: Jun 08

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#9 May 3, 2011
mike f wrote:
I say hand him a rifle,see how many of them millions of dollars he can hang on to.being a former army infantry man,this really piss's me off.this is whats wrong with some people.you think he would be willing to die to protect our country and its way of life?hell no he would'nt.Get rid of him or anybody else that feels that way.sorry if i offend anyone,but people like that don't deserve to live in theU.S.A.
Who are you to say who deserves to be an American? White people are so dumb in your brainwashed ways. You are as dumb as the rest of these sheeps. I guess Freedom of Speech doesn't exist anymore.

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