Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mendenall will be radioactive

It's hard to know where to begin on the tweet of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenall in defense of Osama bin Laden, other than to say this country is founded on the right of every American to espouse such absolute ignorance. We say that with the proviso that every American is responsible for his/her own words, and I don't think I'm over-reacting when I say that unless Mendenhall is forthcoming with an apology/clarification that is so strong as to somehow temper his remarks with the moderate majority, his days as an NFL player are over.
Mendenhall trampled the most sensitive issue in American hearts and minds, and in the blue-collar city of Pittsburgh, it's hard to imagine football fans will ever forgive and forget his defense of Bin Laden. The Steelers have already distanced themselves from Mendenhall in no uncertain terms, and, again, unless Mendenhall can somehow qualify his blashemy - and we doubt that's possible - he's radioactive to any sports franchise in America.
They say America is a forgiving society, but I doubt they'll ever forgive Rashard Mendenhall.


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