You’ll recall that Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall caused a minor stir last month when he penned a few updates on Twitter about Osama Bin Laden and 9/11 that later were deemed somewhat controversial.
Now, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has weighed in on the matter, telling KDKA in Pittsburgh that perhaps Mendenhall should have watched his mouth (or, more specifically, his typing fingers).
“He shouldn’t have said it,” Tomlin said. “Yes, it is a freedom of speech issue. Yes, he is a young man, and he has a right to his opinion. But sometimes these young men got to understand the positions that they hold and the influence that they have and to be highly sensitive to that.”
I’ve got a feeling Mendenhall now understands exactly what Tomlin is talking about.
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