Veteran Steelers weigh in on Mendenhall's Twitter mess
The feeling in Pittsburgh is that Rashard Mendenhall’s teammates may police the recent Twitter remarks by the running back better than anyone else can.
Mendenhall, of course, made national news in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden when he questioned how two jets alone could crumble the World Trade Center towers. Mendenhall took extreme criticism and was dumped by Champion as a pitch man.
“He made some comments that he probably shouldn't have made at the sensitive time that it was,” linebacker James Farrior told Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You can voice your opinions, but you don't want to try to offend people that have strong feelings about that. You've got to think about everybody that's involved.”
Mendenhall subsequently apologized for his remarks.
“You live and you learn, and I hope everybody accepts his apology,” cornerback Ike Taylor said. “Some mistakes are bigger than others, and I say this is a huge mistake. It's just something you can't say. He'll learn from it.
"As long as he doesn't keep making the same mistake we're all good with it."
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