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Rashard Mendenhall’s Incredibly Ignorant 9/11, Osama bin Laden Tweets

The fact that we live in a world where a few strokes of a keypad can change the entire perception of a person never ceases to amaze me. With social media tools like Twitter at their disposal, athletes and celebrities like Rashard Mendenhall can destroy their public image in less than 140 characters. The ease of the task does not, however, excuse what Mendenhall had to say on his Twitter account Monday night.

After witnessing acts like Phillies fans celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden and college students taking to the streets to party upon hearing the news, Mendenhall decided to share his thoughts on 9/11 and the man who was almost certainly responsible for the attacks.

“What kind of person celebrates death?” Mendenhall tweeted. “It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

While most of us disagree with that, I suppose it isn’t that bad if you are someone who believes in forgiveness and is against death as a form of punishment.  Fair enough, but what Mendenhall wrote next is truly mind-boggling.

“@dkeller23 We’ll never know what really happened,” he tweeted at Illinois basketball player Dominique Keller in response to Keller saying he is not convinced bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks. “I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

Wow.  In summary, not only does Mendenhall believe you are a bad person for wanting bin Laden dead, but he also thinks it was something other than airplanes that caused the Twin Towers to crumble to the ground in New York City.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this is a perfect example of why some of them are best kept to ourselves.

Bonus Topic: Relationships and Oral Sex

Allow us to switch gears for a moment.  If Mendenhall’s tweets about 9/11 weren’t entertaining enough for you, perhaps you will enjoy his thoughts about relationships.

“Women, if you don’t #respect your man, someone else will,” said Mendenhall to his enlightened followers before the tweets about 9/11. “Going down on your man IS optional. It’s either gonna be you, OR some other chick #choosewisely.”

“Whenever you see a man and wonder ‘why’s he with her?’ it’s cuz she do things that you won’t! #NASTY”

Did this guy just become a moron or has he always been one?  Did I miss something?  I suppose it doesn’t make a difference.


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  • Gene

    After reading that crap, I have absolutely no respect for Mendenhall and will always root against him no matter on which team he is playing.

  • http://tailorededges.com Robin @ Men Image Advice

    Lets send his tweets to his mom and see what she says.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Mendenhall’s “clarification” was just as pathetic. Didn’t even address his tweet about not believing the airplanes could cause the damage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Malis/100001108173348 Jon Malis

    There are over 4,000 registered architects and engineers who are convinced that the THREE World Trade Center buildings were brought down on 9/11 by controlled demolition. I am an architect and I’m one of them. Go look at the video of WTC-7 falling down and tell me that is not a controlled demolition – it wasn’t even hit by an airplane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mayan-Scholar/100001756870156 Mayan Scholar

    Jon, please don’t give these idiots the benefit of the doubt to actually go and look at video, seek facts, seek truth, use the simple mathematics that govern the universe, or anything remotely close to simple logic and common sense beyond what they are told through their television sets and newspapers (as if powerful interests including government who may deliberately shape and control the flow of information is a concept only thought up in Hollywood movies).  They allow their corporate controlled media and government to GIVE them their logic and think for them, after all, they would NEVER deceive the public, are always right and they always have the PEOPLE’s interests first and foremost, right?   According to these pacified, dependent, convenienced posters, A QUESTION ASKER is nothing more than a Conspiracy Theorist, another b.s. label and soundbite driven like a stake into their minds by the corporate media interests.  He has questions and doubts, just like hundreds of others who actually haven’t had their common sense stripped away to think and analyze information (which is a natural function of the brain by the way, a God given gift to all). Amazing to see so many sheparded down the path to slaughter…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mayan-Scholar/100001756870156 Mayan Scholar

    Jon, please don’t give these idiots the benefit of the doubt to actually go and look at video, seek facts, seek truth, use the simple mathematics that govern the universe, or anything remotely close to simple logic and common sense beyond what they are told through their television sets and newspapers (as if powerful interests including government who may deliberately shape and control the flow of information is a concept only thought up in Hollywood movies).  They allow their corporate controlled media and government to GIVE them their logic and think for them, after all, they would NEVER deceive the public, are always right and they always have the PEOPLE’s interests first and foremost, right?   According to these pacified, dependent, convenienced posters, A QUESTION ASKER is nothing more than a Conspiracy Theorist, another b.s. label and soundbite driven like a stake into their minds by the corporate media interests.  He has questions and doubts, just like hundreds of others who actually haven’t had their common sense stripped away to think and analyze information (which is a natural function of the brain by the way, a God given gift to all). Amazing to see so many sheparded down the path to slaughter…