Steelers Former Steeler Rashard Mendenhall Accuses Big Ben of Being Racist Published 1 month ago on April 11, 2019 By Donnie Druin 5shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailPittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has seen a myriad of different insults hurled his way through his career in Pittsburgh, for reasons concerning both on and off-field issues. With those insults have come a handful of people knocking at Ben’s doorstep in a negative manner, in-particularly those who support Antonio Brown’s side of the split between him and the Steelers. The latest supporter to do so however does raise some eyebrows. Early Thursday morning, former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall fired off a series of tweets in regards to Brown’s situation, saying he “feels for AB” and dives into being a black athlete. After receiving a tweet from a fan asking him to explain why Brown “quit” on the Steelers before their last game against the Bengals, Mendenhall let the world know exactly what he thought with a simple press of the “send” button. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! This isn’t the first time Mendenhall has caught the spotlight for tweeting something controversial, either. In 2011 Mendenhall gave some very strong opinions on the death of Osama Bin-Laden. Mendenhall, the team’s first round pick in 2008, played five seasons with the Steelers before ending his career in Arizona. Mendenhall won Super Bowl XLIII as a member of the Steelers, yet his late fumble in Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers is what he is mainly remembered for in the Steel City. The racist accusations towards Roethlisberger come from seemingly thin air, as no current/former player has raised an issue with Ben’s treatment towards players of a different race. In fact, players such as Maurkice Pouncey have been the first to defend Roethlisberger when the heat gets turned up, stating he is going to retire when Roethlisberger does as well. It’s been a wild off-season for the Steelers, and like many of the fans that fill Heinz Field in the fall, there’s a good chance Roethlisberger can’t wait to just play football again. 5shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:Antonio BrownBen RoethlisbergerfeaturedPittsburgh SteelersRashard Mendenhall Up Next Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Don't Miss AB vs JuJu: Odds Released on Better 2019 Stats Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Made Waiver Claim on Former NYJ, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett Haden, Nelson Have Steelers Hunting for Takeaways Report: Cleveland to Host 2021 NFL Draft Donte Moncrief Big Part of ‘New Guys’ Vying for Ben Roethlisberger’s Targets Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Ben Roethlisberger Focused on Leadership in Wake of Antonio Brown Flap Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers News & Transactions3 hours ago Steelers Made Waiver Claim on Former NYJ, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett Steelers5 hours ago Haden, Nelson Have Steelers Hunting for Takeaways NFL17 hours ago Report: Cleveland to Host 2021 NFL Draft Steelers18 hours ago Donte Moncrief Big Part of ‘New Guys’ Vying for Ben Roethlisberger’s Targets Steelers20 hours ago Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Steelers Interviews5 days ago Exclusive with Former Steelers Safety, DB Coach Carnell Lake Analysis6 days ago Gauging the Steelers Confidence in Chris Boswell Steelers2 days ago Exclusive with Steelers LB Tuzar Skipper Steelers20 hours ago Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers Rookie Zach Gentry Trying to Work His Way into Pro Role Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Devin Bush Face of Next Steelers Era Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 5/11/19 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Rookie Minicamp, Day 2 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Rookie Minicamp, Day 1 NFL Draft3 weeks ago Mic Drop: NFL Draft Recap Show Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!