We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Twitter page of Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall for any further messages addressing his eyebrow-raising comments from Monday regarding Osama bin Laden and 9/11. Though no new messages have appeared, Mendenhall quietly has censored one of his tweets.
Gone into the Internet abyss is the following message, which expresses skepticism regarding the notion that hijacked planes took down the World Trade Center: “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
As far as we can tell, Mendenhall has dumped no other messages (including the one in which Mendenhall says “[w]e’ve only heard one side“) and he has not posted any new ones yet.
We’ve got a feeling that football fans — particularly Steelers fans — will continue to seethe at least until Mendenhall provides a full and complete apology.