NFL RUNNING BACK EMOTES ON BIN LADEN'S DEATH, GOD AND 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS. YIKES! RASHARD'S BOSS NOT AMUSED.
Although Mendenhall, just like everyone in the United States, has freedom of speech, he should be aware that what he said has the potential to cause a public relations nightmare for what's considered to be one of the league's classiest franchises. Rooney wisely was just protecting the interests of his brand.
For the many of you who might not follow Mendenhall on Twitter, here were his (unedited but censored) series of Tweets on the subject:
"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 down a skyscraper demolition style"
(at former Illinois basketball player Dominique Keller)
"I believe in God. I believe we're ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge."
"Those who judge others, will also be judged themselves."
"For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and p--- on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart?"
"There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to #think."