That was a quick turnaround.
It's been a while since positive news came out of Pittsburgh, and it looks like the streak will continue.
Former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall got in on the controversy when he tweeted about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being racist. It all stemmed from his insinuation that there was more to the story of Antonio Brown not playing his final game.
Think about what it would take to render @AB84, the GREATEST COMPETITOR of our generation, incapable of showing up to play in his last game.— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) April 11, 2019
Alright, I’ll end the mystery... B’s racist and @AB84’s black. He had to catch balls from a racist quarterback. Every honest player knows it, it’s not a big deal. He was just supposed to take his lickings and move on, like a slave for real. https://t.co/ubI39UDauY— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) April 11, 2019
A few hours later, Mendenhall came back to clarify his comments.
Clearly it’s no fun, when EVERYONE’s the accused...— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) April 11, 2019
Please allow the dialogue in sports to be equal. Why’s it so easy to shoot at one player, but not the other?
B’s not racist. Just like AB’s not a dirtbag.#letsbefair
Things were so much simpler, and less misconstrued, before athletes had Twitter.