Sometimes athletes say dumb things, but this one... this one ranks right up there with the dumbest of all time. It comes courtesy of Steelers' RB Rashard Mendenhall, who talked about the reaction to Osama Bin Laden's death on his twitter page...
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..." Mendenhall's page also said: "For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn ... I ask how would God feel about your heart?"
I assume you probably had to go back and read that just to be sure it said what you thought it did. Now, I can have some sympathy for someone who is a bit put off by the joyous reaction. I don't personally feel that way but at least I can understand it...
But "we've only heard one side?" We've "never even heard him speak?" Seriously?! You don't remember what happened when we heard "his side?"
He didn't stop there however...
Mendenhall went to say that we don't even know whether Bin Laden was behind the attacks and that it's just the government that tells (Actually OBL claimed credit but whatever). And he even expressed doubt it was even planes that brought down the twin towers.
"We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
Because he's an engineer or something I assume? This is one of things that's so beyond dumb, you have to wonder how he ever recovers from it from a PR standpoint. Everyone is going to be upset at this guy.
Frankly, I was cringing when I read it.
Steelers president Art Rooney even seemed dumbfounded as to how to respond. "it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments."