Well, the horse's tongue is sticking out, it's lying on it's side, prepping for death. However, in this age of social media, I'd like to train Mendenhall's big fancy, Ivy league educated PR team how to handle a Twitter flare up. You see, what they wrote was silly. It was beyond Mendenhall's scope, so it wasn't even as if we could argue he dictated it and it was cleaned up. There are exceptionally smart, well rounded players out there, Polamalu comes to mind. Mendenhall doesn't. The PR team attempted to erase all things, leave what they thought was the worst, address it by not addressing it and hope it goes away.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
So Mendenhall's initial tweets have been covered in the prior post here (Mendenhall - Hypocrite Misogynist Hiding Behind God). Today, almost two days after, he releases a statement I'd like to break down and break the heck apart. It's first off, incredibly insulting. What's more important is what it doesn't say. You see, one of the worst tweets Mendenhall put up, was deleted within a few hours of his posting. A few caught it. I chose not to include it in my original story because it was only up for a short time and it was along the same thread as the others, however, given his new statement, it's now clear that it's incredibly insulting. The original tweet:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Update: Yes, there was a non-statement statement from the Steelers. Nothing of importance and due to the lockout, I doubt we'll see much since they can't speak to Mendenhall. At this point, all I can imagine is an agent somewhere SCREAMING his head off and, given Mendenhall's propensity of enjoyment in controversy, a spoiled brat laughing (via a previous tweet about seeing if he should just burn all the money he has made).
I saw this happen live last night and seeing the backlash this morning from some media outlets, they are not covering the angles I want to. Last night, Rashard Mendenhall of my beloved Steelers decided to use his Twitter to voice some controversial opinions about 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden. Of course, if you haven't heard,Osama's dead.
Despite some stories, this IS Mendenhall's verified account. It's verified by Twitter and it's also acknowledged by other players and the Steelers official account. Now, with that said, Mendenhall, quit hiding behind God to judge others. Let's first look at an offending tweet of last night:
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