Rashard Mendenhall: Tweetopocalypse Results in RB Eating His Words
Rashard Mendenhall Opens Blog Site To Explain Tweets
Rashard Mendenhall may not have thought making a few tweets about Osama Bin Laden and Sept. 11 were a very big deal, but when he came down on the controversial side of things, it quickly became big news.
Mendhenhall tweeted his belief the World Trade Center may have been brought down in part by demolitions and that everyone celebrating Bin Laden's death was questionable to him.
So, in response to the overwhelming negative reaction, Mendenhall took down the demolition theory tweet and opened a blog.
I appreciate those of you who have decided to read this letter and attain a greater understanding of my recent twitter posts. I see how they have gotten misconstrued, and wanted to use this outlet as a way to clear up all things that do not truthfully represent myself, what I stand for personally, and any organization that I am a part of.
I will let the rest of his blog speak for itself, but there are some factual inaccuracies.
He mentions in his initial Tweet that no one has heard Bin Laden speak for himself, which is about as wrong as anyone has ever been in the history of man.
Bin Laden spoke several times last time I checked news archives.
This is one reason sports figures really should stay out of politics and why I am not delving deeper into it.
This is a sports blog and Mendenhall is a running back. While I used to cover politics (And I have interviewed Attorney General Janet Napolitano, among other journalistic accomplishments), that is not what I do here and I have tried hard to keep the politics surrounding this subject to a minimum.
So I hope to keep politics out of this blog in the future and I hope Mendenhall will realize he is better at running the football than stirring up conspiracy theories or debates over free speech.
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