Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has gone from the doghouse to the outhouse.
Mendenhall, recently demoted to third string, has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. The one-game ban will cost Mendenhall more than $41,000.
He has been replaced by Baron Batch, a practice-squad player who was on the roster for the team’s first 10 games of 2012.
The move further confirms that Mendenhall won’t be back with the team in 2013. He arrived in Pittsburgh in 2008, as a first-round draft pick.