Steelers Former Steeler Rashard Mendenhall Accuses Big Ben of Being Racist Published 4 months ago on April 11, 2019 By Donnie Druin 5shares Share Tweet Flipboard 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 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 Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris 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 Steelers9 mins ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers2 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers5 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers7 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!